The Year in San Fernando

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Heinemann, 1996 - Fiction - 166 pages
19 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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
15
Section 4
21
Section 5
24
Section 6
30
Section 7
35
Section 8
40
Section 18
81
Section 19
83
Section 20
89
Section 21
94
Section 22
99
Section 23
105
Section 24
114
Section 25
120

Section 9
43
Section 10
47
Section 11
50
Section 12
53
Section 13
57
Section 14
63
Section 15
66
Section 16
71
Section 17
77
Section 26
124
Section 27
130
Section 28
135
Section 29
145
Section 30
151
Section 31
155
Section 32
159
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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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