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The old slave and the mastiff / Patrick Chamoiseau ; translated from the French and Creole by Linda Coverdale.

The old slave and the mastiff / Patrick Chamoiseau ; translated from the French and Creole by Linda Coverdale.
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ISBN 9780349700458 (paperback)
Author Chamoiseau, Patrick author.
Title The old slave and the mastiff / Patrick Chamoiseau ; translated from the French and Creole by Linda Coverdale.
Publisher/Date London : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
©2018
Pagination etc. 176 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary Note This is a gripping story of an escaped slave in Martinique and the killer hound that pursues him. A profoundly unsettling story of a plantation slave's desperate escape into a rainforest beyond human control, with his master and a ferocious dog on his heels. This flight to freedom takes them on a journey that will transform them all, as the overwhelming physical presence of the forest and its dense primeval wilderness reshapes reality and time itself. In the darkness, the old man grapples with the spirits of all those who have gone before him; the knowledge that the past is always with us, and the injustice that can cry out from beyond the grave. This novel portrays the demonic cruelties of the slave trade and its human costs ­- a wise, loving tribute to the Creole culture of Martinique, and a vividly told journey into the heart of Caribbean history and human endurance.
Language note Translated from the French and Creole.
Subject Slaves -- Fiction
Hounds -- Fiction
Escapes -- Fiction
Justice -- Fiction
Added Author Coverdale, Linda translator.
Shelf Location F CHAM
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