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Valmiki's Daughter

By: Mootoo, Shani

0887848370 / 9780887848377
Paperback
01/09/2010
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133 x 203 mm, 425 grams 408 pages
In Valmikis Daughter, critically acclaimed and best-selling novelist Shani Mootoo returns to the style and some of the themes she first explored in her breakout book, Cereus Blooms at Night. Mootoo introduces readers to the Krishnus, a well-to-do Trinidadian family firmly ensconced in the strict social hierarchy of the island. In this story of family secrets, patriarch Valmiki conceals a painful fact about his sexual identity while his youngest, the lively and intelligent Viveka, struggles to come to terms with a painful secret connected to her sexual identity. As Valmikis and Vivekas secrets threaten to shake the foundations of the family, this beautifully written and hypnotically paced novel explores the complex interaction of race, gender, class, and sexuality in a closed society.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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