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Who slashed Celanire's throat? : a fantastical tale

Author: Maryse Condé
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Atria Books hardcover edView all editions and formats
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"Inspired by a tragedy in the late twentieth century, Conde sets this fiction in the late nineteenth century with her characteristic blend of magical realism and fantasy. Conde imagines Celanire: a woman who was mutilated at birth and left for dead. Mysterious, seductive, and disarming, she is driven to uncover the truth of her past at any cost." "On one hand, Celanire appears to be a saint; she is a tireless worker  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Condé, Maryse.
Who slashed Celanire's throat?
New York, NY : Atria Books, c2004
(OCoLC)607461323
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maryse Condé
ISBN: 0743482603 9780743482608
OCLC Number: 56122567
Notes: "This story was inspired by an event that took place in Guadeloupe in 1995, when a baby was found with her throat slashed on a heap of garbage."
Description: 232 p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Celanire cou-coupé.
Responsibility: Maryse Condé ; translated from the French by Richard Philcox.

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Based on a true story reported in Guadeloupe in 1995, this provocative and sensual new novel is from one of the most celebrated authors of the Caribbean.  Read more...

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Joan Dayan, author of "Haiti, History, and the Gods"With this "fantastical tale," Conde claims her place as the mostdaring of gothic writers. Enigmatic, obsessive, and fascinating, this novel is the Read more...

 
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