...as a tale that is told
BOOK SUMMARY As a Tale that is Told is the story of the dying and death of a Trinidadian woman (Louisa). In dying, the mind revisits the past in experiences that some call “travelin’”. Louisa relives experiences with her husband and thirteen children prior to immigration to the USA in a series of flashbacks. Her “travelin’” is the major content of the book and each section ends with the reaction of each child to her death. Deeply rooted in Caribbean tradition, this story will resonate with every courageous woman who determines to alter the lives of her children for good.
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