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Patrick Chamoiseau

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Patrick Chamoiseau lives on Martinique. His other books include Chronique des sept misères and Solibo Magnifique. Texaco has been translated into fourteen languages.

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Solibo Magnificent

Written by Patrick Chamoiseau

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $15.95

A New York Times notable book of the yearIn Fort-de-France, Martinique, a colorful group of musicians, street vendors, and hopeless disciples, including the author, gather under a tamarind tree to listen to legendary bard Solibo Magnificent spin tales.  Suddenly, in the middle of a raucously entertaining story,  Solibo drops dead.  So entranced and drunken... Read more >

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A Novel
Written by Patrick Chamoiseau

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 24, 1998
Price: $16.95

Of black Martinican provenance, Patrick Chamoiseau gives us Texaco (winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize), an international literary achievement, tracing one hundred and fifty years of post-slavery Caribbean history: a novel that is as much about self-affirmation engendered by memory as it is about a quest for... Read more >
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