Soucouyant

ISBN-10: 1551522268

ISBN-13: 9781551522265

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Chariandy
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Description: A "soucoyant" is an evil spirit in Caribbean lore, a reminder of past transgressions that refuse to diminish with age. In this beautifully told novel that crosses borders, cultures, and generations, a young man returns home to care for his aging mother, who suffers from dementia. In his efforts to help her and by turn make amends for their past estrangement from one another, he is compelled to re-imagine his mother's stories for her before they slip completely into darkness. In delicate, heartbreaking tones, the names for everyday things fade while at the same time a beautiful, haunted life, stained by grief, is slowly revealed.

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

David Chariandy lives in Vancouver and teaches in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. His novel Soucouyant has received great attention, including a Governor General's Literary Award nomination for Fiction, a Gold Independent Publisher Award for Best Novel, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.

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