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The Resource Secrets we kept : three women of Trinidad, Krystal A. Sital

Secrets we kept : three women of Trinidad, Krystal A. Sital

Label
Secrets we kept : three women of Trinidad
Title
Secrets we kept
Title remainder
three women of Trinidad
Statement of responsibility
Krystal A. Sital
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There, in a lush landscape of fire-petaled immortelle trees and vast plantations of coffee and cocoa, where the three hills along the southern coast act as guardians against hurricanes, Krystal A. Sital grew up idolizing her grandfather, a wealthy Hindu landowner. Years later, to escape crime and economic stagnation on the island, the family resettled in New Jersey, where Krystal's mother works as a nanny, and the warmth of Trinidad seems a pretty yet distant memory. But when her grandfather lapses into a coma after a fall at home, the women he has terrorized for decades begin to speak, and a brutal past comes to light. In the lyrical patois of her mother and grandmother, Krystal learns the long-held secrets of their family's past, and what it took for her foremothers to survive and find strength in themselves. The relief of sharing their stories draws the three women closer, the music of their voices and care for one another easing the pain of memory. Violence, a rigid ethnic and racial caste system, and a tolerance of domestic abuse--the harsh legacies of plantation slavery--permeate the history of Trinidad. On the island's plantations, in its growing cities, and in the family's new home in America, Secrets We Kept tells a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and love, and most of all, the bonds among women and between generations that help them find peace with the past
Summary
Describes the author's Trinidad upbringing in the shadow of her revered grandfather, a wealthy Hindu landowner who tyrannized over three generations of women in the author's family and whose life reflected their tranquil island home's history of violence, suppression and racial tension
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619891
Cataloging source
SRC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sital, Krystal A
Dewey number
  • 972.98304092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT388.S58
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sital, Krystal A
  • Sital, Krystal A.
  • Abused women
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trinidadian Americans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
three women of Trinidad
Label
Secrets we kept : three women of Trinidad, Krystal A. Sital
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trinity -- Beginning -- Arya: 1972-1986. Witness -- Betrayal -- beaten -- Exams -- Wooing -- Propose -- House -- Accident -- Interim -- Tradition -- Foundation -- Blows -- My grandfather: 2006-2008. Legacy -- Bond -- Unsettling -- Glint -- Rebecca: 1954-1980. Coffee -- Dougla -- Days -- Look -- My mother: 1997-2007. Cheated -- Realm -- Letters -- Crushed -- Weighted: 2007-2010. Memories -- Funeral -- Eulogy -- Epilogue
Control code
on1021876722
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780393609264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1021876722
Label
Secrets we kept : three women of Trinidad, Krystal A. Sital
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trinity -- Beginning -- Arya: 1972-1986. Witness -- Betrayal -- beaten -- Exams -- Wooing -- Propose -- House -- Accident -- Interim -- Tradition -- Foundation -- Blows -- My grandfather: 2006-2008. Legacy -- Bond -- Unsettling -- Glint -- Rebecca: 1954-1980. Coffee -- Dougla -- Days -- Look -- My mother: 1997-2007. Cheated -- Realm -- Letters -- Crushed -- Weighted: 2007-2010. Memories -- Funeral -- Eulogy -- Epilogue
Control code
on1021876722
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780393609264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1021876722

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