risc book club: wide sargasso sea
date: Thu 29th March 2018 time: 19:30 venue: room 1 price: free contact: michele@risc.org.uk

By Jean Rhys - Dominica
A postcolonial novel that serves as a hypothetical prequel to Jane Eyre, Jean Rhys was born in Dominica and moved, as a teenager, to England. Due in part to her foreign accent, Rhys bounced around between a lot of different jobs, but Wide Sargasso Sea was the novel that vaulted her to fame. Rhys' experience of heartbreak and being a foreigner in England helped inform the novel, which is an unofficial prequel to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.