Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Lyrical yet unsentimental. . . . Set amid the social and political restlessness of a 1950s Martinique clamoring for independence from France, this is a novel about how a girl learns to separate her mind and body from the circumstances and people who threaten to tear her apart. . . . Confiant's searing writing recalls the work of Edwidge Danticat, the acclaimed young Haitian-American author." Boston Globe. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Trapped in the cane fields of Martinique, Adelise, delicate and flighty as a dragonfly, has found a way to keep her hard life separate from her secret soul. But when she is forced to move from her village to Fort-de-France, the island's unruly capital, and her aunt introduces her to the unsavory business of nightlife among the mulatto elite, Adelise must draw on ever more tenuous resources to remain free. Set against the politically charged backdrop of mid-twentieth-century Martinique, the story of this unlikely heroine's struggle unfolds in a language at once precise and enchanting, bringing to life both the inevitable harshness of life on Martinique and its inescapably lush beauty.
Über den Autor: Perhaps best known to American readers as a founder, with Patrick Chamoiseau, of the Creolité movement, Raphaël Confiant is the author of several award-winning novels in his native Martinique. Mamzelle Dragonfly is his first novel to be translated into English. Linda Coverdale's many translations include Patrick Chamoiseau's School Days and Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows, both available from the University of Nebraska Press.
Buchbeschreibung Bison Books, 2001. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP75590802
Buchbeschreibung Bison Books, 2001. paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0803264186 Softcover, like new. May have remainder line at bottom of book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 109433
Buchbeschreibung Bison Books, 2001. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0803264186
Buchbeschreibung Bison Books 1/1/2001, 2001. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0803264186 crisp clean w/remainder mark. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0803264186Z2
Buchbeschreibung pub. by Farrar Straus & Giroux, nd (2000), c1994, 2000. 1st U.S. Edition (Advance Reader's Edition), illus. soft cover, fine, 169 pp, 12mo, 'A nostalgic and poetic story that is also a deeply sophisticated look at. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 59661
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808032641824.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808032641823.0
Buchbeschreibung Bison Books, 2001. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020803264186
Buchbeschreibung Bison Books, 2001. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010803264186
Buchbeschreibung Bison Books, 2001. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110803264186