Cereus Blooms at Night
By (author) Shani Mootoo
Format: Paperback / softback
Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
Book DescriptionSet 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 DetailsISBN: 9780380731992
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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