A Brief Conversion and Other Stories

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Pearson Education, 1988 - Fiction - 141 pages
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Set mostly in Trinidad, these stories concern themselves with the lives of ordinary people and commonplace events, to which the author brings sensitivity, compassion and humour. His first novel, While Gods are Falling, won the British Petroleum Independence Literary Award.

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Lovelace (The Dragon Can't Dance, 1998, etc.) describes with wry sympathy people in his native Trinidad who dream big, often fail, but live to the full.Thirteen stories introduce characters who often ... Read full review

A brief conversion and other stories

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Set in Trinidad, these stories deal with the dreams of the common people, like going to America, or winning the lottery, or getting married; younger characters in particular want to grow up to make ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Earl Lovelace, was born in Toco, Trinidad in 1935. His many books include the novels While Gods Are Falling, winner of the Independence Literary Award; Salt, winner of the 1997 commonwealth Writers Prize; and The Dragon Can't Dance. He resides in his native Trinidad, and is on the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington

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