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The dragon can't dance : a novel

Author: Earl Lovelace
Publisher: New York : Persea Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In Trinidad the martial arts dancer, Aldrick Prospect, fights the commercialization of the Mardi Gras carnival. Sick to see the country's traditions destroyed-- warrior contests have been replaced by games for tourists-- he joins a coup d'etat, serves a stint in jail and never dances again.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earl Lovelace
ISBN: 0892552344 9780892552344 0892552727 9780892552726
OCLC Number: 38295236
Notes: "Originally published in England by André Deutsch Ltd., London, in 1979"--T.p. verso.
Description: 240 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Queen of the Band --
The Princess --
The Dragon --
The Bad John --
The Spectator --
A Call to the Dragon --
Norman 'Tex' at the Carnival Fete --
To Be Dragon and Man --
Ash Wednesday --
Friends and Family --
The New Yard --
Outcasts --
The Dragon Dance --
Prison Dance --
The Dragon Can't Dance --
The Shopkeeper --
The Calypsonian.
Responsibility: Earl Lovelace.

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In Trinidad the martial arts dancer, Aldrick Prospect, fights the commercialization of the Mardi Gras carnival. Sick to see the country's traditions destroyed-- warrior contests have been replaced by games for tourists-- he joins a coup d'etat, serves a stint in jail and never dances again.

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