Time and the River

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Time and the River
Book cover
AuthorZee Edgell
CountryFlag of Belize.svg  Belize
Language English
GenreHistorical novel
Publisher Heinemann (Caribbean Writers Series)
Publication date
31 March 2007
Media typePrint
Pages206 (paperback)

Time and the River is the fourth released novel by author Zee Edgell, published in 2007 in Heinemann's Caribbean Writers Series. [1] [2] Edgell announced the arrival of the book in January and appeared in Belize in March at the University of Belize in Belmopan and in Belize City promoting the book.


Plot summary

Main character Leah Lawson, 18, is a slave in mid to late 19th century Belize (the colony of British Honduras not having been formed until 1862). The story traces her rise in stature to slaveowner, continuing the tradition of female protagonists in Edgell works.


Early reviews from Andrew Steinhauer of The Belize Times noted that the characters and discussion prevalent in all Edgell novels are "industrial grade" here, and expressed problems with the cover.

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  1. "Zee Edgell". mybelize.net. 21 February 2023.
  2. Time and the river. OCLC   507326450 via WorldCat.