D.A.N. Jones, 1 August 1985
Show More The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, translated by Magda Bogin.
Cape, 368 pp., £8.95, July 1985, 0 224 02231 8Show More
Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor.
Hodder, 304 pp., £9.95, May 1985, 9780340360330Show More
Careful with the Sharks by Constantine Phipps.
Cape, 216 pp., £8.95, May 1985, 9780224023085Show More
“... over-hyped bestseller, we might be tempted to overpraise the wit, skill and seriousness of Gloria Naylor in a novel that perhaps truly deserves that odd label, ‘magical realism’. Linden Hills is a plausible and informative account of an expensive, exclusive suburb peopled by rather snobbish black Americans: but it is imbued with a sense ...”