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Season of Adventure

(1960)
A novel by

 
 
First published in 1960, Season of Adventure details the story of Fola, a light-skinned middle-class girl who has been tipped out of her easy hammock of social privilege into the complex political and cultural world of her recently independent homeland, the Caribbean island of San Cristobal. After attending a ceremony of the souls to raise the dead, she is carried off by the unrelenting accompaniment of steel drums onto a mysterious journey in search of her past and of her identity. Gradually, she is caught in the crossfire of a struggle between people who have "pawned their future to possessions" and those "condemned by lack of learning to a deeper truth." The music of the drums sounds throughout the novel, "loud as gospel to a believer's ears," and at the end stands alone as witness to the tradition which is slowly being destroyed in the name of European values.

Whether through literary production or public pronouncements, George Lamming has explored the phenomena of colonialism and imperialism and their impact on the psyche of Caribbean people. First published in 1960, Season of Adventure reveals not only these themes, but involves the reader in the analysis of the forms and discourses of resistance employed by the region's people in the course of reproducing their social existence.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Season of Adventure (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
Author(s): George Lamming
ISBN: 0-472-09655-9 / 978-0-472-09655-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
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May 1980 : USA Hardback

Title: Season of Adventure
Author(s): George Lamming
ISBN: 0-8052-8012-X / 978-0-8052-8012-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Schocken Books
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Paperback Editions

February 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Season of Adventure (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
Author(s): George Lamming
ISBN: 0-472-06655-2 / 978-0-472-06655-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
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April 1980 : USA Paperback

Title: Season of Adventure
Author(s): George Lamming
ISBN: 0-8052-8011-1 / 978-0-8052-8011-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Schocken Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Season of Adventure
Author(s): Mr George Lamming
ISBN: 0-85031-290-6 / 978-0-85031-290-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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November 1979 : UK Paperback

Title: Season of Adventure
Author(s): Mr George Lamming
ISBN: 0-85031-291-4 / 978-0-85031-291-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA