×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Chosen Place, the Timeless People
     

The Chosen Place, the Timeless People

by Paule Marshall
 

See All Formats & Editions

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, black and whites, haves

Overview

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, black and whites, haves and have-nots, keenly dramatize the vicissitudes of power.
 
“An important and moving book . . . Marshall is as wise as she is bold, for in compromising neither her politics nor her understanding of people, she makes better sense of both.”—Village Voice

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:
732,901
Product dimensions:
5.21(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.04(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews