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Despair

Despair

(1994)
A collection of stories by

 
The exquisitely crafted, haunting story collection from theaward-winning author of Childhood.

Following on the heels of his award-winning first novel, Childhood, Andre Alexis's story collection, Despair, offers further proof of his brilliance and showcases his talent for spinning disturbing but elegant tales.

Emerging from the landscapes and folklores of Trinidad and Canada, Despair reveals a world both recognizable and shockingly strange. A failed artist with beautiful hands is driven by a fetish for injuries in "The Third Terrace." While on an excursion to a bakery, a man wrestles with his capacity for evil deeds in "The Metaphysics of Morals." In "The Night Piece," a boy is haunted by a story about a soucouyant, a vampire in the guise of an old woman. In these eight beautifully crafted stories, shimmering with malevolence and longing, Alexis has fashioned an underworld and limned it with light.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Despair: And Other Stories
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-8050-5979-2 / 978-0-8050-5979-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

March 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Despair: And Other Stories
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-8050-5980-6 / 978-0-8050-5980-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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September 1998 : Canada Paperback
Title: Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-7710-0666-7 / 978-0-7710-0666-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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September 1994 : Canada Paperback
Title: Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-88910-478-6 / 978-0-88910-478-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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