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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

Bajan author Cherie Jones unspools a discomfiting allegory of race, class and intergenerational trauma in a far from idyllic fictional Caribbean community.

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Review of ‘How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House’

In her engrossing and darkly lyrical debut novel, How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House, Bajan author Cherie Jones unspools a discomfiting allegory of race, class and intergenerational trauma in a far from idyllic fictional Caribbean community.

It begins with a bloody fable about an act of rebellion gone wrong: A disobedient girl loses her…

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