A haunting novel, with the power and clarity of a Greek tragedy, that immerses the reader deep in the world of Haitian voodoo. It is holy week and the Haitian sugar cane harvesters can temporarily forget the misery of life on the bateys and lose themselves in the fervour of voodoo worship. But beneath the colourful festivities, ferocious passions rage. A meeting is predicted between the Mistress Zule, a voodoo priestess and spiritual leader and the infamous Simila Bolosse, a rival priest backed by the blood-thirsty tonton macoutes, who has bathed his arm in blood and vowed to fight her to the death. In the depth of his hatred is concealed the passion the two once shared. As the procession makes its way closer and closer, and the tension mounts unbearably, Zule must arm herself with all the rites, rituals and powers she can summon to defend herself in their final, devastating encounter.
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"Mayra Montero's transfixing new novel offers potent insights into a highly complex world" Jane Giles, New York Times; "Montero's moist, rich darkness pulses with presences and absences - voodoo spirits call and chatter, birds screech and the frog leaves an ominous silence" Kristina Woolnough, Scotland on Sunday; "Montero's prose achieves real lyricism" Alex Ivanovitch, ObserverAbout the Author:
Mayra Montero was born in Havana, Cuba in 1952 and lives in Puerto Rico. She has published four novels and a short story collection. The Red of Your Shadow is her fourth book to be translated into English. You, Darkness and The Messenger are also published by Harvill.
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Book Description The Ecco Press / HarperCollins, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: From one of today's most gifted young Latin American writers, "The Red of His Shadow is a breathtaking novel, a contemporary love story with the power of Greek tragedy that takes the reader deep into the mysterious world of Haitian Voudon. It is Holy Week, and the Haitian sugar cane harvesters can temporarily forget their misery and lose themsevles in the fervor of Voudon. But amidst the colorful festival, a strugglefor power, as well as a devastating passion, develops between Mistress Zule, a Voudon priestess and spiritual leader, and the infamous, bloodthirsty Simila Bolosse, a rival Voudon priest backed by the "tontons macoutes. Based on true events, "The Red of His Shadow evokes ferocious love, intense hatred, and the specter of death looming within life. Written in a prose remarkable for its clarity and musicality, the novel manages to be both richly symbolic and intensely physical. Behind a case that Dominican police closed as a simple "crime of passion" pulses the spell of a war that remains unfinished today. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0066210593
Book Description The Ecco Press / HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0066210593
Book Description The Ecco Press / HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110066210593
Book Description Ecco Pr, HarperCollins, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. RARE Advance Reading Copy-Uncorrected Proof-Not For Sale. 1st Edition-Stated. 1st Printing-Full # Line. New copy. Never read. 1st page is an inlaid copy of a letter form the HarperCollins editor.Trade paperback format. BEAUTIFUL copy of Book & Cover. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 001659