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The dragon can't dance : a novel / Earl Lovelace.

Author/Creator:
Lovelace, Earl, 1935-
Publication:
New York : Persea Books : [Distributed by W. W. Norton & Co., 1998]. (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania : Printed and bound by Haddon Craftsmen)
Format/Description:
Book
240, [2] pages ; 21 cm
Edition:
[1st U.S. ed.]
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Subjects:
Carnival -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain -- Fiction.
Poor -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain -- Fiction.
Trinidadian and Tobagonian fiction.
Trinidad and Tobago -- Fiction.
Carnival.
Poor.
Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Summary:
In Trinidad the martial arts dancer, Aldrick Prospect, fights the commercialization of the Mardi Gras carnival. Sick to see the country's traditions destroyed-- warrior contests have been replaced by games for tourists-- he joins a coup d'etat, serves a stint in jail and never dances again.
Contents:
Queen of the Band
The Princess
The Dragon
The Bad John
The Spectator
A Call to the Dragon
Norman 'Tex' at the Carnival Fete
To Be Dragon and Man
Ash Wednesday
Friends and Family
The New Yard
Outcasts
The Dragon Dance
Prison Dance
The Dragon Can't Dance
The Shopkeeper
The Calypsonian.
Notes:
"A Karen and Michael Braziller Book."
"Originally published in England by AndreĢ Deutsch Ltd., London, in 1979"--Title page verso.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1998
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0892552344
9780892552344
0892552727
9780892552726
OCLC:
38295236