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No Pain Like This Body

No Pain Like This Body

by Harold Sonny Ladoo, David Chariandy

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Overview

The A List edition of Harold Sonny Ladoo’s enduring novel, a raw, unsentimental story of life in a small Caribbean community. Featuring a new introduction by David Chariandy

Set in the Eastern Caribbean at the beginning of the twentieth century, No Pain Like this Body describes the perilous existence of a poor rice-growing family during the August rainy season. Their struggles to cope with illness, a drunken and unpredictable father, and the violence of the elements end in unbearable loss.

Through vivid, vertiginous prose, and with brilliant economy and originality, Ladoo creates a fearful world of violation and grief, in the face of which even the most despairing efforts to endure stand out as acts of courage.



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ISBN-13: 9781770893795
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Publication date: 07/24/2013
Series: A List
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 742 KB

About the Author

HAROLD SONNY LADOO was born and grew up in Trinidad. He emigrated to Canada in 1968, where he published No Pain Like This Body. Shortly afterwards, in 1973, Ladoo died an untimely and violent death on a visit home to Calcutta Settlement, Trinidad. He was twenty-eight. Ladoo’s novel Yesterdays appeared posthumously in 1974.

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