By Night the Mountain Burns by Juan-Tomas Avila Laurel

By Night the Mountain Burns Hardcover Oct 22 2014

By Juan-Tomas Avila Laurel
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By Night The Mountain Burns recounts the narrator's childhood on a remote island off the West African coast, living with his mysterious grandfather, several mothers and no fathers. We learn of a dark chapter in the island's history: a bush fire destroys the crops, then hundreds perish in a cholera outbreak. Superstition dominates: now the islanders must sacrifice their possessions to the enraged ocean god. What of their lives will they manage to save? Whitmanesque in its lyrical evocation of the island, Avila Laurel's writing builds quietly, through the oral rhythms of traditional storytelling, into gripping drama worthy of an Achebe or a Garcia Marquez.

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Product Details

Format
Hardcover
Publisher
And Other Stories
Publication date
Oct 22 2014
Language
English
Pages
336
ISBN-13
9781908276407
ISBN-10
1908276401
Weight
272g
Dimensions
130.0mm x 198.0mm