The Girl with the Golden Shoes


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"The Girl with the Golden Shoes" is a dazzling and picaresque novella of parts Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mark Twain, and Bob Marley.Set in 1942, on an imagined island of San Carlos, a cultural cocktail of Trinidad, Cuba and Jamaica, it tells the story of Estrella Thompson, a 14-year-old forced to fend for herself when she is banished from the isolated fishing village where she has lived all her life. Her crime? Wanting to read and write.Prematurely ripe in body and mind, and contemptuous of the boundaries placed on her by ...

The Girl with the Golden Shoes 2007, Akashic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781933354262

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