Behind the Face of Winter

Behind the Face of Winter

Book - 2001
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Fiction. African American Studies. Pedro Moore leaves the nurturing yet destitute home of his grandmother on Isabella Island to join his mother Isis, who works as a domestic in Montreal. Pedro brings with him the memories of his island, the teachings of his beloved grandmother, and a desire to know the secret identity of his father. BEHIND THE FACE OF WINTER is a coming-of-age novel that takes place in a Montreal in which immigrant youth totter on the edge of self-destruction and oblivion. Thomas's language is spare, and his crackling dialogue and use of patois compares with the best in Caribbean literature. This is a brilliantly evocative novel sure to leave its mark on the reader. "[a] satisfying novel . . . [with] an impressive sense of place"-Times Literary Supplement.
Publisher: Toronto : TSAR, c2001
ISBN: 9780920661956
Branch Call Number: THO
Characteristics: 241 p. ;,22 cm


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