Land of Love and Drowning

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Recipient of the 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal FoundationAwardA major debut from an award-winning writeran epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s, the Virgin Islands are…

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    Om Land of Love and Drowning

    Recipient of the 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal FoundationAwardA major debut from an award-winning writeran epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s, the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule, and an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea. Orphaned by the shipwreck are two sisters and their half brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Uniquely imagined, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garca Mrquez, and the author's own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evoke an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothersand sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prizewinning young writer.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2014
    Forlag
    Penguin Publishing Group
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780698168800
    Sider
    368

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