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The Resource Land of love and drowning, Tiphanie Yanique

Land of love and drowning, Tiphanie Yanique

Label
Land of love and drowning
Title
Land of love and drowning
Statement of responsibility
Tiphanie Yanique
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Wholly unique, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the author's own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evokes an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prize-winning young writer"--
Summary
Chronicles the families of three siblings who survived a shipwreck off the Virgin Islands in 1916 and raised three generations on the islands, adapting to the unique language, rhythm and magic of island life over 60 years
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10316767
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yanique, Tiphanie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • African Americans
  • African American families
  • Saint Thomas (United States Virgin Islands : Island)
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / African American / General
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Magic
  • United States Virgin Islands
Target audience
adult
Label
Land of love and drowning, Tiphanie Yanique
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861673656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781594488337
Lccn
2013044381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904683
System control number
(OCoLC)861673656
Label
Land of love and drowning, Tiphanie Yanique
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861673656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781594488337
Lccn
2013044381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904683
System control number
(OCoLC)861673656

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