By Night the Mountain Burns (BOK)

Juan Tom�s �vila Laurel

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By Night The Mountain Burns recounts the narrator's childhood on a remote island off the West African coast, living with his mysterious grandfather, several mothers and no fathers. We learn of a dark chapter in the island's history: a bush fire destroys the crops, then hundreds perish in a cholera outbreak. Superstition dominates: now the islanders must sacrifice their possessions to the enraged ocean god. What of their lives will they manage to save? Whitmanesque in its lyrical evocation of the island, Avila Laurel's writing builds quietly, through the oral rhythms of traditional storytelling, into gripping drama worthy of an Achebe or a Garcia Marquez.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Juan Tom�s �vila Laurel
Forlag
And Other Stories
ISBN 9781908276407
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 20cm x 19,6cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 274 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd