Against a background of poitical and racial strife in colonial Guyana, as British rule gradually winds down, and while in the thick of domestic strife between his mother and his philandering, free-spirit father, a young boy resorts to a world of his own invention. It is a world far away from the gritty reality of a plantation village, seen partly through the eyes of the imaginary traveler Jaffe, who wanders through India, the Middle East, North America, and closer to home in the Amazon jungle. It is in this larger world where Boyo finds peace and tolerance among peoples, and confronts both the past - through an awareness of his Indian ancestr- and the future in Canada, where he will end up to recall his story for his dauther.
This is an ambitions, evocative and poetic book that stands out both as a Canadian and a Caribbean novel. It is a work with a bold and comassionate vision of the world by one of our "most popular post-colonial writers"
- The Danforth Review
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Nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Finalist for the Ottawa Book Awards in 2006About the Author:
Cyril Dabydeen has written numerous books of poetry and fiction, includingHemisphere of Love, Imaginary Origins: Selected Poems, and Play a Song Somebody: Selected Stories. He has also edited A Shapely Fire: Chaning the Lietrary Landscape and Another Way to Dance: Contemporary Asian Poetry in Canada and the US. His work has appeared in numerous magazines in many countries, including Canada, the US, the UK and the Caribbean, and in many antholgies, including Best Canadian Short stories, Caribbean New Wave: Contemporary Short Stories, and The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse.
Born in Guyana, South America, Dabydeen lives in Ottawa, Canada.
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Book Description TSAR Publications, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1894770250
Book Description TSAR Publications, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1894770250
Book Description Tsar Pubns, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 200 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1894770250