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Soucouyant by David Chariandy

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Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award (GOLD), Literary Fiction Shortlisted for Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes) Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book Shortlisted for City of Toronto Book Award Shortlisted for the In Canada First Novel Award Shortlisted for the ReLit Award, Best Novel Shortlisted for One Book, One Vancouver Now in its 3rd printing!A soucouyant is an evil spirit in Caribbean folklore, and a symbol here of the distant and dimly remembered legacies that continue to haunt the Americas. This extraordinary first novel set in Ontario, in a house near the Scarborough Bluffs, focuses on a Canadian-born son who despairingly abandons his Caribbean-born mother suffering from dementia.The son returns after two years to confront his mother but also a young woman who now mysteriously occupies the house. In his desire to atone for his past and live anew, he is compelled to imagine his mother's life before it all slips into darknessâher arrival in Canada during the early sixties, her childhood in Trinidad during World War II, and her lurking secret that each have tried to forget. Luminously poetic, Soucouyantmarks the arrival of a major new literary talent in Canada. German-language rights sold to Suhrkamp. This 2007 Arsenal Pulp Press Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9781551522265 SKU: 1239293 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.