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At the Full and Change of the Moon

Authors: Brand, Dionne
Publisher: Knopf Canada
BISAC/Subject: FIC000000, FIC019000, FIC008000, FIC049040
ISBN: 9780307367617, Related ISBNs: 0307367614, 0676971016, 0676972586, 9780307367617, 9780676971019
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 316,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In 1824, on the island of Trinidad, Marie Ursule, queen of a secret society of militant slaves, plots a mass suicide - a quiet, passionate act of revolt. But she cannot bring herself to kill her small daughter, Bola, whom she smuggles away in the early dawn light. As Bola's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren spill out across the world to America, Canada and Europe, they find their lives both haunted and vindicated by the dreams and passions of their defiant ancestor. The interconnected stories of six generations of Marie Ursule's descendants form a lush, beguiling and beautifully told history of dispossession, and bring this Governor General's Award-winning writer into the front rank of the world's novelists.
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