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The ventriloquist's tale

Author: Pauline Melville
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The whole purpose of magic is the fulfilment and intensification of desire," claims the ventriloquist-narrator as he tells his stories of love and catastrophe. The novel is a parable of miscegenation and racial exclusiveness, of nature defying culture and of the rebellious nature of love.
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Genre/Form: Magic realism (Literature)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Melville
ISBN: 0747531501 9780747531500
OCLC Number: 37571629
Awards: Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1997
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 1997
Short-listed for Orange Prize for Fiction 1998
Description: 357 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Pauline Melville.

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