Canada Geese and Apple Chatney: Stories

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TSAR, Jan 1, 1998 - Fiction - 159 pages
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Fiction. Caribbean Studies. Asian American Studies. In this award-winning collection of stories, Sasenarine Persaud presents us with his unique vision of lives in North America and the Caribbean. The stories are probing, all threaded together by the ancestral India of the protagonist's imagination and a style inspired by ancient storytelling tradition. Here almost inscrutable demotic slang, once penetrated, reinforces Persaud's social commentary and nimbly pits self-ironizing postmodernism against the timeless values of narrative -- The Globe and Mail.

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About the author (1998)

Sasenarine Persaud is the author of five books, including the novels The Ghost of Bellow's Man (1992) and Dear Death (1989), and a book of poetry, A Surf of Sparrows' Songs (1996). He is the recipient of the K M Hunter Foundation's Emerging Artist Award for the stories in this collection, and also a Caribbean Heritage Award (1998) for "outstanding achievements as an author, poet, and literary theorist." His work has appeared in publications in Canada, England, India, the Middle East, the United States and the West Indies. One of the stories published here appeared in the 1997 Journey Prize Anthology and was a contender for the 1997 Journey Prize. That story was also selected for The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Persaud was born in Guyana and has lived in Canada and Florida for several years.

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