The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

by Monique Roffey

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

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Sabine struggles to adapt to life in postcolonial Trinidad after her husband George takes a job assignment there, especially as racial and political tensions rise and the couple's secrets and lies cause them to drift apart.

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A great work of fiction can transport you to another place and time, and Roffey's Orange Prize-nominated novel captures Trinidad and Tobago — a place I knew little about — through the eyes of a British couple, among the last wave of colonialists before the country was granted its independence. The story starts in the present day, with the government in shambles and so distrustful of the people that there is a surveillance blimp at a local soccer game. The marriage of George and Sabine

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