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When Gladstone Belle is found hanging from a beam in his own house, everyone in the village tries to understand who he really was, and why he killed himself. In this Caribbean Citizen Kane, the voices of Gladstone's past accumulate, complementing and contradicting each other, to arrive at an understanding of Gladstone's true identity and the circumstances that complicated his life. And his death.Is a human life merely the sum of other people's perceptions of it, a compilation of rumors and hearsay? What happens if those views are erroneous? Continuing in the vein of his critically acclaimed novel, Flickering Shadows, Agymah Kamau weaves a colorful story, full of deception, love, and loss, around a community's remembrances of a Gladstone Belle. We discover the intricacies of living in a small Caribbean community by seeing things through the eyes of an array of vivid characters, including Isamina, his wife; Esther and Sonny-Boy, his mother and father; Carl, the suspicious husband of his former lover; PeeWee, the village gangster; Theophilus Bascombe, a disgruntled coworker; and Marie Antoinette LaSalle, the histrionic clairvoyant.In a diverse community and political world riddled with rumors of murder and disappearance, Gladstone's humble beginnings and honest manner win the community's trust. He quickly moves up the political ladder. But his life is cut short when he decides that he can no longer look the other way. He realizes that everything around contemporary,literary,literature and fiction Literature & Fiction, Coffee House Press
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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: COFFEE HOUSE PR, 240 Seiten, L=236mm, B=162mm, H=24mm, Gew.=454gr, [GR: 11110 - HC/Belletristik/Romane/Erzählungen], [SW: - Fiction - General], Gebunden, Klappentext: The mysterious death of an island village's favorite son forces the townspeople to reexamine their lives. The mysterious death of an island village's favorite son forces the townspeople to reexamine their lives.
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Pictures of a Dying Man
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781566890878
ISBN (ISBN-10): 156689087X
Herausgeber: COFFEE HOUSE PR
Gewicht: 0,454 kg
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