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The Bridge Of Beyond
 

The Bridge Of Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

By Schwarz-Bart, Simone
Translated by Bray, Barbara
Introduction by Kincaid, Jamaica

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In this intoxicating tale of love and madness, mothers and daughters, folkloric wisdom and the grim legacy of slavery on the French Antillean island of Guadeloupe, aged yet unbowed Telumee tells her life story, along with that of the proud line of Lougandor women she continues to... draw strength from, even in their physical absence. Having obtained, with dizzying speed, love and happiness and the trust of others, Telumee must find the resources, personal and collective, both to rejoice without reserve and then, in less fortunate seasons, to survive suffering that would crush weaker vessels. In the words of Queen Without a Name, the stoic and tender grandmother who raises her, Behind one pain there is another. Sorrow is a wave without end. But the horse mustn't ride you, you must ride it. A masterpiece of Caribbean literature, The Bridge of Beyond represents at once a gorgeously thick description of the flora and climate, crafts and customs of the island, and the triumph of a spirit so generous and hopeful that no earthly adversity could outlast it. Simone Schwarz-Bart's sinuous and lyrical prose, interwoven with proverbs and other local sayings, appears here in an uncommonly good translation by Barbara Bray.
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ISBN 9781590176801
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
Availability
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781590176801
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint NYRB Classics
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Schwarz-Bart, Simone
Translated by Bray, Barbara
Introduction by Kincaid, Jamaica
Category Modern Fiction
Myth & Legend
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 14mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 128mm
Dewey Code 843.914
Weight 282g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Caribbean Area
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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