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Soucouyant

(2007)
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A "soucoyant" is an evil spirit in Caribbean lore, a reminder of past transgressions that refuse to diminish with age. In this beautifully told novel that crosses borders, cultures, and generations, a young man returns home to care for his aging mother, who suffers from dementia. In his efforts to help her and by turn make amends for their past estrangement from one another, he is compelled to re-imagine his mother's stories for her before they slip completely into darkness. In delicate, heartbreaking tones, the names for everyday things fade while at the same time a beautiful, haunted life, stained by grief, is slowly revealed.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Soucouyant
Author(s): David Chariandy
ISBN: 1-55152-226-8 / 978-1-55152-226-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
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Kindle Editions

September 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Soucouyant
Author(s): David Chariandy
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU