Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
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Cereus Blooms at Night
By Shani Mootoo

Cereus Blooms at Night

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Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo

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Set on a fictional Caribbean island in the town of Paradise, Cereus Blooms at Night unveils the mystery surrounding Mala Ramchandin and the tempestuous history of her family. At the heart of this bold and seductive novel is an alleged crime committed many years before the story opens. Mala is the reclusive old woman suspected of murder who is delivered to the Paradise Alms House after a judge finds her unfit to stand trial. When she arrives at her new home, frail and mute, she is placed in the tender care of Tyler, a vivacious male nurse, who becomes her unlikely confidante and the storyteller of Mala's extraordinary life.In luminous, sensual prose, internationally acclaimed writer Shani Mootoo combines diverse storytelling traditions to explore identity, gender, and violence in a celebration of our capacity to love.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780380731992
ISBN-10: 0380731991
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Imprint: HarperPerennial
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo Cereus Blooms at Night, Paperback (November 2009)

After a judge finds her unfit to stand trial, Mala, a reclusive old woman suspected of murder, is placed in the tender care of a male nurse, who becomes her unlikely confidante and the chronicler of her extraordinary life.

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