Unburnable

by Marie-Elena John

On Sale: 04/24/2007

Unburnable

by Marie-Elena John

On Sale: 04/24/2007

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About the Book

Haunted by scandal and secrets, Lillian Baptiste fled Dominica when she was fourteen after discovering she was the daughter of Iris, the half-crazy woman whose life was told of in chanté mas songs sung during Carnival—songs about a village on a mountaintop littered with secrets, masquerades that supposedly fly and wreak havoc, and a man who suddenly and mysteriously dropped dead.

After twenty years away, Lillian returns to her native island to face the demons of her past—and with the help of Teddy, a man who has loved her for many years, she may yet find a way to heal.

Set in both contemporary Washington, D.C., and post-World War II Dominica, Unburnable weaves together West Indian history, African culture, and American sensibilities. Richly textured and lushly rendered, Unburnable showcases a welcome and assured new voice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060837587
  • ISBN 10: 0060837586
  • Imprint: Amistad
  • On Sale: 04/24/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Historical / World War I
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical

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