Easy in the Islands

Easy in the Islands

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by Bob Shacochis
     
 

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A calypso bandleader, Lord Short Shoe, schemes with a sexy black singer to bilk an American out of his pride and his companion monkey. Two poor islanders stumble in a violent encounter that might just escalate into revolution. And an entire island bureaucracy casually confounds the attempts of a hotel owner to get his dead mother out of the freezer. Infused with the

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A calypso bandleader, Lord Short Shoe, schemes with a sexy black singer to bilk an American out of his pride and his companion monkey. Two poor islanders stumble in a violent encounter that might just escalate into revolution. And an entire island bureaucracy casually confounds the attempts of a hotel owner to get his dead mother out of the freezer. Infused with the rhythms and the beat of the Caribbean, these vivid tales of paradise sought and paradise lost are as lush, steamy, and invigorating as the islands themselves.

* Winner of the National Book Award

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517555491
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/02/1985
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction Ser.
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224

What People are saying about this

Barry Hannah
If there's a better writer in the States...I ain't found him. The boy should not only be given all the prizes, but the moon over Barbados itself.
John Irving
Stories have an unselfconscious narrative momentum -- a linear drive toward an ending -- that I associate it with the easy ways of an old master....I think this boy's been writing since he was a baby.
Robert Stone
Stories in Easy in the Islands are well observed, witty, the work of a sure hand.

Meet the Author


A contributing editor for Outside and Harper’s, Bob Shacochis has been a GQ columnist and writer for numerous other national publications. He is also the author of the novel, Swimming in the Volcano, a work of literary reportage about Haiti, The Immaculate Invasion, a second collection of stories, The Next New World, and a collection of essays on food and love, Domesticity. He lives in Florida and New Mexico.

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Easy in the Islands 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Master writer at his best. Sharp, witty and full of literary fun.