Texaco (Vintage Intl)

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Description

Patrick Chamoiseau produces a mythic history of the Creole nation that arose from the forced marriage of French and African peoples in his native Martinique. The chief spokeswoman for that nation is the indomitable and profanely wise Marie-Sophie Laborieux, the founder of Texaco, a teeming shantytown poised on the edge of a city that constantly threatens to engulf it. Now Marie-Sophie is Texaco's protectress as well. For only she can dissuade an urban planner from ordering her anarchic quarter razed to the ground. Like Scheherazade before her, she relies on stories - stories of slaves and sorcerers, thugs and courtesans, uprisings and eruptions.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
February 24, 1998
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.1 X 8.0 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780679751755
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About the Author

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