Seven Dreams of Elmira: A Tale of Martinique: Being the Confessions of an Old Worker at the Saint-Etienne Distillery
Seven Dreams of Elmira is a vivid and hallucinatory fable by widely acclaimed author Patrick Chamoiseau. Based on interviews and participant ... Show synopsis Seven Dreams of Elmira is a vivid and hallucinatory fable by widely acclaimed author Patrick Chamoiseau. Based on interviews and participant observation, it takes as its canvas the everyday lives of workers at an antiquated rum distillery in Martinique, and the haunting vision that appears to a select few. The tale is situated at the crossroads of many island social groups, and more specifically, at the intersection of the themes of slavery and economic exploitation. Beautiful and haunting in its language, mystical and lush in its evocation of Creole island culture, and profusely illustrated with color and black and white photographs by Jean-Luc Laguardigue. Published in France by Editions Gallimard, Seven Dreams of Elmira will appeal to readers who love Patrick Chamoiseau's magical novels, Texaco and Solibo Magnificent.