Unburnable

Unburnable

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Haunted by scandal and secrets, Lillian Baptiste fled Dominica when she was fourteen after discovering she was the daughter of Iris, the half-crazy woman whose life was told of in chant#65533; mas songs sung during Carnival--songs about a village on a mountaintop littered with secrets, masquerades that supposedly fly and wreak havoc, and a man who suddenly and mysteriously dropped dead.

After twenty years away, Lillian returns to her native island to face the demons of her past--and with the help of Teddy, a man who has loved her for many years, she may yet find a way to heal.

Set in both contemporary Washington, D.C., and post-World War II Dominica, Unburnable weaves together West Indian history, African culture, and American sensibilities. Richly textured and lushly rendered, Unburnable showcases a welcome and assured new voice.

Publisher: New York : Amistad, 2007, c2006
Edition: 1st Amistad pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780060837587
0060837586
Branch Call Number: FICTION John
Characteristics: 298 p. : map ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Unburnable : a novel

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