Unburnable

ISBN-10: 0060837586

ISBN-13: 9780060837587

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marie-Elena John

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Haunted by scandal and secrets, Lillian Baptiste fled Dominica when she was fourteen after discovering she was the daughter of Iris, the half-crazy woman whose life was told of in chant mas songs sung during Carnival-songs about a village on a mountaintop littered with secrets, masquerades that supposedly fly and wreak havoc, and a man who suddenly and mysteriously dropped dead. After twenty years away, Lillian returns to her native island to face the demons of her past-and with the help of Teddy, a man who has loved her for many years, she may yet find a way to heal. Set in both contemporary Washington, D.C., and post-World War II Dominica, Unburnable weaves together West Indian history, African culture, and American sensibilities. Richly textured and lushly rendered, Unburnable showcases a welcome and assured new voice.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Antigua native Marie-Elena John graduated as the City College of New York's first black woman valedictorian and later earned a master's degree from Columbia University. A former Africa development specialist, she lives with her husband and two children in Washington, D.C., and Antigua.

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