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There Are No Elders

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A compelling collection that explores the lives of Afro-Caribbean immigrants living in Canada, these eight short stories delve into the experiences of displaced persons living in contemporary society—all with a richness of language and rhythm that is authentically urban. 

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Overview

A compelling collection that explores the lives of Afro-Caribbean immigrants living in Canada, these eight short stories delve into the experiences of displaced persons living in contemporary society—all with a richness of language and rhythm that is authentically urban. 

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Clark's work is unique, surprising, comfortable, until the moment when it becomes uncomfortable and then one realizes one has learned something new that one didn't want to know, and yet it's essential knowledge."  —Norman Mailer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550960921
  • Publisher: Exile Editions
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Exile Classics seriesSeries Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Austin Clarke is the author of Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack; Love and Sweet Food: A Culinary Memoir; and The Polished Hoe: A NovelLeon Rooke is the author of several novels, including Fat Woman, Oh!, Shakespeare’s Dog, Who Goes There, and the poetry collection Hot Poppies. They both live in Toronto, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

If The Bough Breaks 9
Ship, Sail! Sail Fast! 29
In An Elevator 46
Beggars 63
Not So Old, But Oh So Professional 81
Just A Little Problem 102
They're Not Coming Back 122
The Cradle Will Fall 142
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