Night Calypso

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Allison & Busby, 2004 - Fiction - 418 pages
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1938 is a tumultous year in the small Trinidadian island of El Caracol. In the sultry heat of the summer a young orphan, Theo, is sent to live with the island's doctor, Vincent Metivier. The doctor knows little of Theo's past, only that it has been troubled and that he now needs love and attention.

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In this novel by award-winning Caribbean author Scott (Aelrid's Sin), calypso is more than a musical form; it also serves as social commentary. In 1938 on the tiny Trinidadian island of El Caracol, we ... Read full review


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Lawrence Scott is a past winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He has been longlisted for both the Whitbread and Booker prizes for his previous novels. He is the author Aelred's Sin. Lawrence Scott was born in Trinidad and now lives in London, where he combines writing with teaching English.

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