The Year in San Fernando

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Heinemann, 1996 - Fiction - 166 pages
5 Reviews
Twelve-year-old Francis, the son of a very poor widow living in a Trinidadian village, is given the chance to go to San Fernando to work as a servant companion. It seems a great opportunity, but Francis has never seen a town, or been away from his family, and he is very afraid.
  

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User Review  - Kitania Queen - Goodreads

Very captivating coming of age novel, with great focus on the historic culture of San Fernando. The imagery is vivid and the narrative encloses the reader in the plot. 8/10 thumbs up! Read full review

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User Review  - Orlando Fato - Goodreads

"The Year in San Fernando" is in fact a good book. From beginning to end, it has a solid plot and Michael Anthony does a very good job at giving you a sense of place. Francis' first experiences in a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
12
Section 3
15
Section 4
24
Section 5
30
Section 6
35
Section 7
40
Section 8
50
Section 10
71
Section 11
94
Section 12
105
Section 13
114
Section 14
120
Section 15
124
Section 16
130
Section 17
145

Section 9
66

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About the author (1996)

Anthony, a novelist and historian, avoids the social and the polemic in his novels; his work is a skillful recreation of the rural experiences of his youth in a style that avoids the excesses of political commitment and of avant-gardism. The Year in San Fernando (1965) is an ironic, first-person narrative of a twelve-year-old boy's experiences of a year in the city. Anthony's novels, such as The Games Were Coming (1963) and Green Days by the River (1967), focus more on problems in human relationships among friends, family members, and lovers than on problems of exile or identity. His historical works, especially his history of Trinidad, reveal a careful, sensitive historian.

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