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The Chosen Place, the Timeless People

The Chosen Place, the Timeless People

by Paule Marshall
     
 

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The chosen place is Bourneville, a remote, devastated part of a Caribbean island; the timeless people are its inhabitants--black, poor, inextricably linked to their past enslavement. When the advance team for an ambitious American research project arrives, the tense, ambivalent relationships that evolve -- between natives and foreigners, blacks and whites, haves and

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The chosen place is Bourneville, a remote, devastated part of a Caribbean island; the timeless people are its inhabitants--black, poor, inextricably linked to their past enslavement. When the advance team for an ambitious American research project arrives, the tense, ambivalent relationships that evolve -- between natives and foreigners, blacks and whites, haves and have-nots -- keenly dramatize the vicissitudes of power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394726335
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1984
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,123,093
Product dimensions:
5.21(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.04(d)

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