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The Island: Martinique

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Overview

In this compelling travel memoir, two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner John Edgar Wideman explores Martinique's seductive natural beauty and culture, as well as its vexed history of colonial violence and racism. Attempting to decipher the strange, alluring mixture of African and European that is Creole, he and his French traveling companion develop a powerful attraction to one another which they find at once threatened and elevated by a third party—the island itself. A rich intersection of place, history, and the intricacies of human relations, Wideman's story gets deep into the Caribbean and close to the heart of the Creole experience.

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  • 184 pages
  • 5 1/4'' x 8 1/8''
  • Hardcover
  • © 2002

In the Press

"It is a privilege to watch an accomplished writer...transcend our expectations.—Los Angeles Times


"Improvisation, spontaneity, play, breaking rules, always the literate and impassioned sojourner."—Publishers Weekly

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