VENTRILOQUIST'S TALE

By: PAULINE MELVILLE

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Pauline Melville conjures up vivid pictures both of savanna and forest and of city life in South America where love is often trumped by disaster. Unforgettable characters illuminate theme and plot: Sonny, the strange, beautiful and isolate son of Beatrice and Danny, the brother and sister who have a passionate affair at the time of the solar eclipse in 1919; Father Napier, the sandy-haired evangelist whom the Indians perceive as a giant grasshopper; Chofy McKinnon the modern Indian, torn between savanna life and urban future. This is a novel that embraces nearly a century, large in scope but intimate as a whisper, where laughter is never far from the scene of tragedy; a parable of miscegenation and racial elusiveness, of nature defying culture, magic confronting rationalism and of the eternally rebellious nature of love.

Title: VENTRILOQUIST'S TALE

Author Name: PAULINE MELVILLE

Categories: Literature & Fiction,

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING:

ISBN Number: 1582340269

ISBN Number 13: 9781582340265

Binding: TRADE PAPERBACK

Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION

Seller ID: IM377387

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