In the Falling Snow by Caryl Phillips

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From one of our most admired fiction writers: the searing story of breakdown and recovery in the life of one man and of a society moving from one idea of itself to another.
Keith—born in England in the early 1960s to immigrant West Indian parents but primarily raised by his white stepmother—is a social worker heading a Race Equality unit in London whose life has come undone. He is separated from his wife of twenty years, kept at arm’s length by his teenage son, estranged from his father, and accused of harassment by a coworker. And beneath it all, he has a desperate feeling that his work—even in fact his life—is no longer relevant.
Deeply moving in its portrayal of the vagaries of family love and bold in its scrutiny of the personal politics of race, this is Caryl Phillips’s most powerful novel yet.

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Caryl Phillips lives in New York City.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published August 22, 2009 by Vintage. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Phillips (Dancing in the Dark) is a master when it comes to issues of race, immigration and identity in modern England. In his latest, protagonist Keith Gordon, the child of West Indian immigrants, is

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The Telegraph

Now with his ninth novel, In the Falling Snow, .

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The Bookbag

The poignant beauty of the book's title is explained along with many dense pages devoted to Earl's (Keith's father) first years as a Commonwealth immigrant to the UK back in the 1960s.

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The Anniston Star

As it often does in reality, this atmosphere makes for a tense yet quiet ride that leaves Keith room to consider what got him there in the first place and leaves the audience room to consider the premise of leaving the train altogether.

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