Land of love and drowning : a novel / Tiphanie Yanique.
- New York : Riverhead Books a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
, 358 pages : maps ; 24 cm
- Magic -- United States Virgin Islands -- Saint Thomas -- Fiction.
African Americans -- United States Virgin Islands -- Saint Thomas -- Fiction.
African American families -- United States Virgin Islands -- Saint Thomas -- Fiction.
Saint Thomas (United States Virgin Islands) -- Fiction.
- Historical fiction.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- " A major debut from an award-winning writer-an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Wholly unique, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the author's own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evokes an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prize-winning young writer"-- Provided by publisher.
- "Book design by Michelle McMillian."
"Frontmatter map by Meighan Cavanaugh."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355).
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
Banks Collection copy has 4 leaves of discussion questions laid in.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
- 9781594488337 (hardback) :
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