• How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

  • A Novel
  • By: Cherie Jones
  • Narrated by: Danielle Vitalis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (589 ratings)

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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

By: Cherie Jones
Narrated by: Danielle Vitalis
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Publisher's summary

In the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, a brilliant Caribbean writer delivers a powerful story about four people each desperate to escape their legacy of violence in a so-called "paradise".

In Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, Lala’s grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister. It’s a cautionary tale, about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers and go into the Baxter’s Tunnels. When she’s grown, Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men driven into the Tunnels by desperation and greed who attempt a crime that will risk their freedom - and their lives.

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is an intimate and visceral portrayal of interconnected lives, across race and class, in a rapidly changing resort town, told by an astonishing new author of literary fiction.

©2021 Cherie Jones (P)2021 Little, Brown & Company