Idora Morrison withdraws to her rented basement apartment, and for four days and nights she faces the demons of memory and disappointed ambition that have haunted her twenty-five years as a Caribbean immigrant in Toronto. Through the help of friends, memories, her faith and music, Idora finds her way back towards the light, revealing a courage that is poetic, biblical and unforgettable.More is a powerful indictment of racial discrimination and the urban poverty trap, out of which Austin Clarke's insistent musical voice reaches majestically beyond oppression.
Born in Barbados, AUSTIN CLARKE emigrated to Canada in 1955 and now lives in Toronto. He has enjoyed a varied and distinguished career as a broadcaster, civil rights leader, professor and diplomat, and is the author of six short-story collections, three memoirs and ten novels. Austin Clarke's novel THE POLISHED HOE was the winner of the 2003 Commonwealth Writers' Prize; the 2002 Giller Prize - Canada's most prestigious literary award; and Ontario's 2002 Trillium Book Award.