Texaco (en francais) / Edition 1

Texaco (en francais) / Edition 1

by Patrick Chamoiseau
     
 

ISBN-10: 2070389529

ISBN-13: 9782070389520

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Gallimard, Editions

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.…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782070389520
Publisher:
Gallimard, Editions
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
French-language edition
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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