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Augustino and the Choir of Destruction

By: Blais, Marie-Claire Spencer, Nigel(Translated by)

0887847528 / 9780887847523
Paperback / softback
Out of print
133 x 203 mm, 255 grams 280 pages
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With Augustino and the Choir of Destruction, literary legend Marie-Clair Blais concludes her famed trilogy set on an island in the Gulf of Mexico.

Written in her trademark style, which includes surreal surprises and idiosyncratic characters, this book presents a rich tapestry of humankind: Our Lady of the Bags, announcing the end of the world; Charles, a great poet cut down by AIDS; and Caroline, a transvestite Cinderella and artist.

Most amazing yet typical of the imaginative power of Blais' work is the title character, a clairvoyant child writer who challenges the destructive forces in everyday life.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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