Land of Love and Drowning

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Author(s): Tiphanie Yanique
Awards:Multi-Voiced Performance-Finalist-Audies
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Product Number: C03153
Released: Oct 06, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490615233
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A major debut from an award-winning writer-- an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Wholly unique, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia MArquez, and the author' s own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evokes an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prize-winning young writer.

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Land of Love and Drowning
Product Number: BX00029985
Product Number:C03153
Product Number:Z08102

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eAudio
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Author(s): Tiphanie Yanique
Product Number Z08102
Released: Oct 25, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490615240
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Author(s): Tiphanie Yanique
Product Number EB00389274
Released: Jul 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9780698168800

Professional reviews

"Four narrators perform this complex family saga, set in the Virgin Islands in 1900, just as the republic becomes a U.S. protectorate. Luscious folk tales, superstition, and long stories are a part of life on this tropical island. The story of Captain Owen Arthur Bradshaw unfolds slowly, involving his wife, Antoinette; his daughters, Eeona and Anette; and his son, Jacob Esau, who was conceived with his mistress. The story is told from the perspectives of various characters, but the similarities in their soft, melodic voices make them difficult to differentiate. Incest, births, and deaths are spoken of in matter-of-fact tones, and the story unfolds ponderously. Listeners will be challenged as they sift through the descriptions while searching for the plot. M.B.K. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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