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Into a Caribbean island’s sordid underbelly

Written by Bernardine Evaristo for The Guardian on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ross’s characters are always powerfully delineated through brilliant visual descriptions, dialogue that trips off the tongue, and keenly observed behaviour. He excels at creating empathetic female characters. Women hold communities together; they raise the children alone, they turn to each other for support, they are let down by the men.

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The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity.

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