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Peepal Tree Press
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5.1 X 8.0 X 0.3 inches | 0.2 pounds

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About the Author

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of Land of Love and Drowning, which won the BOCAS Prize in Caribbean Literature and other awards. She is also the author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony. Her writing has won the Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, and an Academy of American Poet's Prize. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Best African American Fiction, the Wall Street Journal, American Short Fiction and other places.


A debut novel traces the history of the U.S. Virgin Islands through the fate of a family marked by lust, magic and social change. "Kirkus"(starred review)"
""The Land of Love and Drowning"by Tiphanie Yanique is a breakthrough novel, Yanique s second work. This narrative covers three generations of one Caribbean family in the Virgin Islands. Complete with sprinkles of magical realism, this novel will keep you coming back until the last page. It s an engrossing novel of family pride and shame; culture clashes of Americans, Caribbeans, African-Americans, World War II, lust, secrets, curses, and lore. What makes it work? Simply the voices of the characters an older daughter schooled in British stodginess; a younger sister whose island patois is a welcome lure; male suitors that win and lose these women; and all the other people whose lives were interrupted when their Virgin Islands became part of the United States." "Ebony""