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Soucouyant - David Chariandy
Soucouyant
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781551522265 (1551522268)
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
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mkunruh
mkunruh rated it
Excellent novel so far. A good follow up to Just Kids because Chiandry's voice is as tender and careful as Smith's.
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