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The Book of Night Women

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From a young writer who radiates charisma and talent comes a sweeping, stylish historical novel of Jamaican slavery written in the spirit of Toni ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
dogear

highly recommended

by dogear on May 28, 2010

An excellent piece of work. My only criticism is some of the comparisons of the two main characters of Lillith and Homer got a little repetitive in the end. The imagery and characters are great, kind of reminds me of Heironymous Bosch if he painted a portrait of slavery in the Caribbean. I wonder why this book uses the same painting in its cover image as Texaco by Patrick Chamoiseau and the french edition of Moi Tituba sorciere by Maryse Conde? There's an interesting interview with the author on studio 360 with Kurt Anderson if you want to look that up thru NPR, that's how I found out about the book. Glad I did. He talks about how slavery in the Caribbean was different from in the United States, which I was interested in because I've been reading a lot of Caribbean literature recently - Conde, Chamoiseau, Glissant, Cesaire, Kincaid, Walcott, CLR James, etc.

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