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Easy in the islands :stories

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A calypso bandleader, Lord Short Shoe, schemes with a sexy black singer to bilk an American out of his pride and his companion monkey. Two poor islanders stumble in a violent encounter that might just escalate into revolution. And an entire island bureaucracy casually confounds the attempts of a hotel owner to get his dead mother out of the freezer. Infused with the rhythms and the beat of the Caribbean, these vivid tales of paradise sought and paradise lost are as lush, steamy, and invigorating as the islands themselves.

About the Author

Bob Shacochis's first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands, won a National Book Award; his second, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His novel, Swimming in the Volcano, was a finalist for a 1993 National Book Award. Currently a contributing editor for Outside and Harper's, he has been a GQ columnist and writer for numerous other national publications. He lives in Florida.

Table of Contents

Easy in the islands — Dead reckoning — Lord Short Shoe wants the monkey — The heart's advantage — Redemption songs — Hot days on the Gold Coast — The pelican — Hunger — Mundo's sign.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140083019
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, NY :
Author:
Shacochis, Bob
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Caribbean Area Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
284
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
92
Publication Date:
19860102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.82x5.12x.64 in. .42 lbs.

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