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Even in Paradise free pdf "Nunez is one of the finest and most necessary voices in contemporary American and Caribbean fiction."--Colum McCann, author of "Let the Great World Spin" "Nunez has always had the power to get to the essence of what makes human beings take right and wrong turns."--Edward P. Jones, author of "The Known World" Peter Ducksworth, a Trinidadian widower of English ancestry, retires to Barbados, believing he will find an earthly paradise there. He decides to divide his land among his three daughters while he is alive, his intention not unlike that of King Lear s who hoped, That future strife / May be prevented now. But Lear made the fatal mistake of confusing flattery with love, and so does Ducksworth. Feeling snubbed by his youngest daughter, Ducksworth decides that only after he dies will she receive her portion of the land. In the meantime, he gives his two older daughters their portions, ironically setting in motion the very strife he hoped to prevent. Beautifully written in elegant prose, this is a novel about greed, resentment, jealousy, betrayal, and romantic love, through which Nunez weaves themes of racism and classism in the postcolonial world of the Caribbean, giving us a diverse cast of characters of African, Indian, Chinese, Syrian/Lebanese, and English ancestry. Elizabeth Nunez is the award-winning author of eight novels and a memoir. Both "Boundaries" and "Anna In-Between" were "New York Times" Editors Choices. "Anna In-Between" won the 2010 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Nunez also received the 2011 Writers for Writers Award from "Poets

About Elizabeth Nunez

Elizabeth Nunez is the award-winning author of eight novels and a memoir. Both "Boundaries" and "Anna In-Between" were "New York Times" Editors Choices. "Anna In-Between" won the 2010 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and "Bruised Hibiscus" won an American Book Award. Nunez also received the 2011 Writers for Writers Award from Poets

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Author : Elizabeth Nunez
Publisher : Akashic Books
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ISBN : 1617754404
EAN : 9781617754401
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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