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The Dragon Can't Dance

The Dragon Can't Dance

by Earl Lovelace


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The Dragon Can't Dance

Lovelace's classic novel of Carnival.
Carnival takes on social and political importance in this recognized classic. The people of the shantytown Calvary Hill, usually invisible to the rest of society, join the throng and flaunt their neighborhood personas in masquerade during Carnival. Aldrick, the dashing "king of the Hill," becomes a glorious, dancing dragon; his lovely Sylvia, a princess; Fisheye, rebel idealist, a fierce steel band contestant; and Philo, Calypso songwriter, a star. Then a business sponsors Fisheye's band, Philo gets a hit song, and Sylvia leaves the Hill with a prosperous older man. For Aldrick, it will take one more masquerade—this time, involving guns and hostages—before the illusion of power becomes reality.

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ISBN-13: 9780892552726
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication date: 06/16/2003
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 468,411
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A statesman of Caribbean letters, Earl Lovelace is the author of five novels and many plays and essays. He lives in his native
Trinidad and is presently on the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

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