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All Decent Animals

Author: Kempadoo, Oonya

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Format:Hardcover

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All Decent Animals : Oonya Kempadoo's moving third novel, <i>All Decent Animals</i>, looks at the personal and aesthetic choices of a multifaceted cast of characters on the island of Trinidad - a country still developing economically but rich culturally, aiming at "world-class" status amid its poor island cousins. It is a novel about relationships, examined through the distinct rhythms of the city of Port of Spain. Loyalties, love, conflicting cultures, and creativity come into play as Ata, a young woman working in carnival design but curious about writing, and her European boyfriend, Pierre, negotiate the care of their friend Fraser, a closeted gay man dying from AIDS. The contradictory Trinidadian setting becomes a parallel character to Fraser's Cambridge-derived artistic sensibility and an antagonist to Ata's creative journey. <i>All Decent Animals</i> is a forthright inquiry into the complexity of character, social issues,and island society, with all the island's humor, mysticism, and tragedy.


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Fiction   Literary

ISBN 13:9780374299712
ISBN 10:0374299714
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:260
Size:8.60" l x 5.79" w x 0.98" h
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