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Bloodlines

D'Aguiar, Fred

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ISBN 10: 0701169583 / ISBN 13: 9780701169589
Edité par Chatto & Windus, 2000
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). A novel-in-verse by the author of THE LONGEST MEMORY and DEAR FUTURE, a story illustrating how each generation attempts to shed the slavery of the past. Fine/Fine. Signed by D'Aguiar on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 3250

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Titre : Bloodlines

Éditeur : Chatto & Windus

Date d'édition : 2000

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Like no poetry you've ever known before, Fred D'Aguiar's novel-in-verse sweeps you up in the scintillating story of a young female slave who falls in love with the son of the plantation owner and runs away with him in search of a new life. En route they are rescued by an old man who has organised a secret underground railroad to help slaves escape, but they become separated from each other: Faith, the woman, is sold back into slavery and Christy, her lover, punished with forced labour. The novel is narrated by their son who is stuck in time until their story is told. Using the intricate rhyme-scheme of Byron's wonderfully picaresque Don Juan, D'Aguiar wittily plays with language to create poetry that is dazzling in its inventiveness whilst being utterly readable. Despite the seriousness of its subject matter, Bloodines is full of humour, satire, experiment and, above all, life. Its characters are, like the language, brim-full of energy and very sympathetic as they struggle against vicissitude. Read this book fast like a novel, savour every word like a poem, do both, the choice is yours.

About the Author:

Fred D’Aguiar lives in Florida, where teaches English at the University of Miami. He was born in London in 1960 and raised in Guyana and southeast London. He is the author of three novels and four books of poetry. He has been awarded the University of Kent’s T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry, the Guyanese National Poetry Award, and the Malcolm X Prize for poetry. He also won the 1994 Whitbread First Novel Award and the David Higham Award for his novel, The Longest Memory. His essay, "The Son in Shadow," is included in the "Best American Essays 2000."

HAILS FROM: Fred D'Aguiar lives in Florida, where he teaches English at the University of Miami.

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