Books set in Trinidad and Tobago (18)


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A House for Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
Born the wrong way into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mohun Biswas has spent his 46 years striving for independence. Shuttled from one residence to another after his father's death, and married into the domineering Tulsi family, he longs for a place of his own.

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A House for Mr. Biswas by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul EN

Rating: 3 (3 votes)
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In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous -- and endless -- struggle to weaken their hold over him, and purchase a house of his own.

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Archipelago by Monique Roffey EN

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When a flood destroys Gavin Weald's home, tearing apart his family and his way of life, he doesn't know how to continue. A year later, he returns to his rebuilt home and tries to start again, but when the new rainy season arrives, so do his daughter's nightmares about the torrents, and life there becomes unbearable. So father and daughter and their dog - embark upon a voyage to make peace with the waters. Their journey will take them far from their Caribbean island home, into other unknown harbours and eventually across a massive ocean. They will sail through archipelagos, encounter the grande... continue

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Dreams Beyond the Shore by Tamika Gibson EN

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"Seventeen-year-old Chelsea March and was pretty satisfied with her life. Until recently. Willing to play the dutiful daughter as her father's bid to become Prime Minister of their island home brings her family into intense public scrutiny, Chelsea is swept along by the strong tidal wave of politics and becomes increasingly disturbed by her father's duplicity. She finds a reprieve when she meets Kyron, a kindred spirit encased in low riding blue jeans. The two share a bond as he too struggles to get beyond his father's shadow. But when Chelsea discovers an even darker more sinister side to her... continue

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El Cereus florece de noche by Shani Mootoo ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
Enlazada en una pequeña isla del Caribe, esta historia de amor, silencio y traicion explica el misterio que envuelve a Mala Ramchandon, una anciana perturbada que esta al cuidado de un cariñoso enfermero homosexual.

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El sanador místico by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Description:
En esta su primera novela, V.S. Naipaul presta su voz a Ganesh Ramsumair, maestro espiritual y político que, desde los más humildes orígenes, llegará a obtener la Orden del Imperio Británico. Pero no es la historia de este curioso personaje el argumento principal de esta novela: el ascenso social, el descubrimento de la cultura y de la escritura, el mundo colonial, la falsedad de las políticas poscoloniales o la ternura de la vida cotidiana son los temas que Naipaul nos presenta a través de Ganesh, y que serán, ya desde esta primera obra,... continue

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Golden Child : A Novel by Claire Adam EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
"Published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber UK"--Title page verso.

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Guerrillas by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul EN

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Description:
A novel of colonialism and revolution, death, sexual violence and political and spiritual impotence. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Hungry Ghosts by Kevin Jared Hosein EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Description:
_____________________________ * A BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK FOR 2023 * 'A shimmering slice of Trinidadian gothic . . . Sumptuous, brilliantly written' THE TIMES 'An astonishing novel – linguistically gorgeous, narratively propulsive and psychologically profound' BERNARDINE EVARISTO 'Deeply impressive . . . Energy and inventiveness distinguish every page' HILARY MANTEL 'The biggest, most frightening, beautiful and alive novel I've read in as long as I can remember' EVIE WYLD _____________________________ A 2023 highlight for: Financial Times * Guardian * Evening Standard * Daily... continue

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Miguel Street by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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The time is World War II, the setting a derelict street in Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain. In this tender early novel, Naipaul renders the residents' lives (and the legends that arise around them) with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.