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. *This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780679751755
Categories BX, Fiction, Historical Fiction, WBD
Author(s) Patrick Chamoiseau
Publisher Vintage
Pages 401
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.3cm x 2.8cm x 20.3cm
Weight 0.3 kg
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