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Salt Earl Lovelace

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize

One hundred years after Emancipation, the diverse people of Trinidad—African, Asian, and European—have not settled into the New World. Two men set out to free them from "old captivities" and to welcome them to their island homeland. Around them swirl an unforgettable cast of men and women who strive with wit and passion to make sense of life in an evolving homeland. Rich, masterful, and marked by Earl Lovelace's characterisitic compassion and visionary humanism, Salt demonstrates why Lovelace is one of the Caribbean's most important novelists.

Praise for the Book:
"[Lovelace's] generous, torrential prose. . .seems to hold every complexity—of history, of ethnicity, of reason and magic alike—within its rushing energy."—New York Times Book Review

"[Lovelace's] most assured work to date."—Washington Post Book World

"A novel confident in its rhythms, in the authority of its setting, driven by an exultant compassion for its characters."—Derek Walcott

About the Author:

Earl Lovelace was born in Trinadad. Among his award-winning books are the novel The Dragon Can't Dance and A Brief Conversion and Other Stories.

Paperback / $15.00 / ISBN 978-0-89255-235-1 / 272 pages / Fiction

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