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Publisher Comments:

In Fort-de-France, Martinique, it's carnival time. And as one fateful day draws to a close, and colorful group of musicians, street vendors, and hopeless disciples gather under a tamarind tree to listen to legendary bard Solibo Magnificent spin tales. Suddenly, in the middle of one raucously entertaining tale Solibo collapses. When he fails to come to, one hysterical listener runs to find a doctor, and inadvertently returns with the overly eager, sinister chief sergeant, who holds Solibo's friends under suspicion for murder.

Review:

"This translation of a French/Creole novel does ample justice to Chamoiseau's unique turn of phrase. The plot involves the investigation of the death of a Creole storyteller in mid-performance, and the atrocious way the witnesses are treated by the police. By telling the story through many different points of view, the conflict between the Martinican Creole language and culture and that of the French government is explored in all its complexity. With an ethnographer's eye and a poet's voice, Chamoiseau puts the reader in the middle of a legal and cultural conflict. With precise and expressive translations and an afterword written by the translator, this edition of the novel makes the French Caribbean world accessible to all readers." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679751762
Other:
Chamoiseau, Patrick
Other:
Rejouis, Rose-Myriam
Author:
Chamoiseau, Patrick
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Martinique
Subject:
Caribbean literature
Subject:
Caribbean fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
RHA-2
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.02x5.18x.66 in. .50 lbs.

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