The Boiling Season
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Alexandre grew up in the slums of a country that’s Haiti in all but name--the poorest country in the western hemisphere. He responds by refusing to acknowledge any connection with the type of people he grew up with, instead identifying with rich white tourists. He devotes his life to his work, first...
I've read most of Peter Hamilton's novels, and this book of short stories doesn't disappoint. Most are set in universes he's already established, so for me they were very easy to get into; for those that haven't read his work, some of the stories may not make much sense.
Set on an unspecified Caribbean island and narrated by the protagonist, The Boiling Season is a look at one young man's unwillingness to accept the identity handed to him by birth and by skin color. It's important to note that this is more a character study than a piece of historical fiction.Alexand...
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