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The Bigger Light (The Toronto Trilogy #3)

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This is Austin Clarke's acclaimed trilogy about a group of West Indian domestics, their friends, lovers, spouses, and employers living in Toronto. In rich, exuberant language, Clarke illuminates a world inhabited by earthy, garrulous, but terribly isolated people, all living, working and struggling with the alien, White, Canadian culture. Dominated by warm, superbly drawn ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Vintage Canada (first published 1975)
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This is the third in Austin Clark's Toronto trilogy. This was different from the first two as it was primarily from only one character's perspective and that perspective was an introspective journey for the character, Boysie. This volume was like the first two, interesting although in a different way.
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Austin Ardinel Chesterfield Clarke was a Canadian novelist, essayist and short story writer who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has been called "Canada's first multicultural writer".

Clarke had his early education in Barbados and taught at a rural school for three years. In 1955 he moved to Canada to attend the University of Toronto but after two years turned his hand to journalism and broadcasting.
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