Land of Love and Drowning A Novel

By: Yanique, Tiphanie

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358pp. 8vo. Signed by the author on the title page, book is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, and has a Brodart jacket protector. A pristine copy. There is a complete number line from 1-10 on the copyright page. Author also wrote "How to Escape From a Leper Colony." Gift quality.

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Recipient of the 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal FoundationAward
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, the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule, and an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea. Orphaned by the shipwreck 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. Uniquely imagined, 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 evoke an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothersand sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prizewinning young writer."

Title: Land of Love and Drowning A Novel

Author Name: Yanique, Tiphanie

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books: 2014

ISBN Number: 1594488339

ISBN Number 13: 9781594488337

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001653