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Passing Through

Passing Through

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Written by Colin ChannerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Colin Channer

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
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  • Publisher: One World/Ballantine
  • On Sale: June 29, 2004
  • Price: $13.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-45334-1 (0-345-45334-4)
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From the national bestselling author of Waiting in Vain and Satisfy My Soul comes a sexy, witty collection of connected stories set on San Carlos, a tiny island with an old volcano in the Caribbean Sea.

Spanning the early 1900s up to modern times, the stories trace the intersecting lives of travelers, expatriates, and local folks in ways that shock, illuminate, and reveal. From the American photographer who finds her world disturbed by new forms of love and lust, to a charismatic priest confronted by the earthly perks of fame and stardom, the diverse mix of characters are united by the universal search for love and understanding—a challenge on an island simmering with issues of politics, power, and race.

Each story shines against its own tableau—World War II, the rise of Fidel Castro, Mt. Pelée devastating Martinique, import-export trading, Bob Marley in the days before his music echoed all around the world. From plantation days to the roots of revolution, Passing Through tells the story of the turbulent century that engulfs this tiny island, and offers a nuanced take on the African diaspora.