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The White Man in the Tree: And Other Stories

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The award-winning author of the bestsellers Cod and The Basque History of the World makes his eagerly anticipated fiction debut — with this funny and moving romp through the world's melting pot.

The White Man in the Tree and other stories

The White Man in the Tree is a comedy of cultural misunderstandings set in the Caribbean, New York, and Paris, a novella and eight stories about people who, because of their differences — between men and women, blacks and whites, Caribbeans and visitors, Jews and Christians, rich and poor — misjudge each other. As celebrated a nonfiction writer as he is, Mark Kurlansky was born to write fiction as well: he has an ability to unmask our foibles and write about love with wit and outright humor.

Whether it is a sophisticated European filmmaker, an ambitious young black Haitian woman, a promising politician obsessed with women's feet, or a fish-out-of-water rabbi in search of a kosher chicken in Curaçao, each of Kurlansky's characters engages us with impulses and interactions that are by turns comic, insightful, and poignant. The White Man in the Tree is an affectionate portrait of a unique society, where Europe, America, Africa, and Asia meet Latin America. Filled with surprises and delight as Kurlansky approaches each scene from a new and unexpected angle, The White Man in the Tree is a tender, wholly original, and thoroughly entertaining fiction debut.

Synopsis:

The award-winning author of the bestselling "Cod" and "The Basque History of the World" makes his literary fiction debut with this funny and moving romp through the melting pot. This collection of a novella and eight stories are about people who, because of their differences, misjudge each other.

Table of Contents

Contents

The White Man in the Tree: A novella in two parts

Devaluation

The Unclean

Naked

Beautiful Mayagüez Women

Vertical Administration

Packets and Paperscraps

The Deerness of Life

Desaparecidos

The White Man's Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671036058
Author:
Kurlansky, Mark
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Series Volume:
106-230
Publication Date:
20001001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.53x5.47x1.02 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The award-winning author of the bestselling "Cod" and "The Basque History of the World" makes his literary fiction debut with this funny and moving romp through the melting pot. This collection of a novella and eight stories are about people who, because of their differences, misjudge each other.
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