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Another sun

Author: Timothy Williams
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2012.
Series: A Guadeloupe mystery
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The sun-drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic. But in 1980, the scars of colonialism are still fresh, and ethnic tensions and political unrest seethe just below the surface of everyday life. French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud relocated to this beautiful Caribbean island confident that she could make it her new home. But her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Williams
ISBN: 9781616951566 1616951567
OCLC Number: 774490572
Notes: "This work was first published in French, as Un Autre Soleil, in 2011"--T.p. verso.
Description: 316 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: A Guadeloupe mystery
Other Titles: Autre soleil.
Responsibility: Timothy Williams.

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The sun-drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic. But in 1980, the scars of colonialism are still fresh, and ethnic tensions and political unrest seethe just below the surface of everyday life. French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud relocated to this beautiful Caribbean island confident that she could make it her new home. But her day-to-day life is rife with frustration. Now she is assigned a murder case in which she is sure the chief suspect, an elderly ex-con named Hégésippe Bray, is a political scapegoat. Her superiors are dismissive of her efforts to prove Bray innocent, and to add insult to injury, Bray himself won't even speak to her because she's a woman. But she won't give up, and Anne Marie's investigations lead her into a complex tangle of injustice, domestic terrorists, broken hearts, and maybe even voodoo.

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