By Night the Mountain Burns

By Night the Mountain Burns

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By Night the Mountain Burns recounts the narrator's childhood on a remote island off the West African coast, living with his mysterious grandfather, several mothers and no fathers. We learn of a dark chapter in the island's history: a bush fire destroys the crops, then hundreds perish in a cholera outbreak. Superstition dominates, and the islanders must sacrifice their possessions to the enraged ocean god. What of their lives will they manage to save? Whitmanesque in its lyrical evocation of the island, Ávila Laurel's writing builds quietly, through the oral rhythms of traditional storytelling, into gripping drama worthy of an Achebe or a García Márquez.
Publisher: New York :, And Other Stories Publishing
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781908276414
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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