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020    9781859643969|q(pbk.) 
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099    B|aLOWE|aL 
100 1  Lowe, Hannah,|d1976-|eauthor. 
245 10 Long time no see :|ba memoir of fathers, daughters and 
       games of chance /|cHannah Lowe. 
300    315 pages ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    "Without a doubt, Hannah Lowe's father 'Chick', a half-
       Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours 
       at night to support his family - except Chick was no 
       ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish
       into the shadows of East London to win at cards or dice, 
       returning during the daylight to greet the daughter whose 
       love and respect he courted. In this poignant memoir, Lowe
       calls forth the unstable world of card sharps, confidence 
       men and small-time criminals that eventually took its toll
       on Chick. She also evokes her father's Jamaica, where he 
       learned his formidable skills, and her own coming of age 
       in a changing Britain. Long Time No See speaks eloquently 
       of love and its absence, regret and compassion, and the 
       struggle to know oneself. What could make for better drama
       than the emotional complexity of a loving but remote dad 
       whose inner demons propel him to master-status on the 
       London gambling scene, mixed with scenes of racially 
       charged and often plain intolerant Essex life in the 80s, 
       plus flashbacks to a Jamaica that itself was a curry of 
       social tensions? Yet this memoir is quiet, gently paced, 
       redolent with insight and questioning and told with an 
       impressive generosity of spirit"--Publisher's description.
600 10 Lowe, Hannah,|d1976-|xChildhood and youth. 
650  0 Women authors, English|y21st century|vBiography. 
650  0 Authors, English|y21st century|vBiography. 
650  0 Fathers and daughters|zEngland|zLondon. 
651  0 East End (London, England)|xSocial life and customs|y20th 
776 08 |iEbook version|z9781859643976 
947    jv 
948    MARS 
994    C0|bBKL 
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