Small Island

Small Island

by

Andrea Levy

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Queenie’s House

Queenie’s house, in which most of the present action takes place, represents not just domestic comfort but refuge and liberation. For Gilbert and Hortense, the house is the one place where they can…

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Doorbells

Throughout the novel, doorbells symbolize the superficiality of “civilized manners” and the manifest hypocrisy that underlies them. During Hortense’s stint at teacher’s college, her friend Celia Langley declares that one day she’ll move to…

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