Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel

Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel

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6.99 Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel

Recipient of the 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Foundation Award

A major debut from an award-winning writer—an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands.

In the early 1900s, the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule, and an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea. Orphaned by the shipwreck are two sisters and their half brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Yanique wrestles throughout the novel with ideas of identity, property, home and inevitably - sadly - the too-meager rights of the indigenous.

Yanique’s novel is a vivid, shimmering, lyrical portrait, a love letter to these islands and to the hypnotic, dangerous power of the sea.

Bubbling with talent and ambition, this novel is a head-spinning Caribbean cocktail.

Book Details  

Publisher: Riverhead (July 10, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 1.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014 winner

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