The Lagahoos Apprentice Rabindranath Maharaj

ISBN: 9780676972474

Published: April 18th 2000

Unknown Binding

388 pages


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The Lagahoos Apprentice  by  Rabindranath Maharaj

The Lagahoos Apprentice by Rabindranath Maharaj
April 18th 2000 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 388 pages | ISBN: 9780676972474 | 8.30 Mb

This beautiful, harrowing novel, from the much praised writer whose previous work was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award, is the gripping story of a man who returns toMoreThis beautiful, harrowing novel, from the much praised writer whose previous work was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award, is the gripping story of a man who returns to the island of his youth in the hopes of recapturing a lost happiness.Trapped in a loveless marriage, filled with nostalgia for a simpler, joyful time, Stephen Sagar leaves eagerly for Trinidad when he is commissioned by a powerful island politician to write his biography.

The politician - a despot who has buttressed himself in an old plantation - ignores him at first, but Stephen is befriended by servants who show him a side of island life hed chosen to forget. Then, as he explores the lush landscape, he runs into a woman who once loved him, and in her need to love again, his own longing begins to evolve and intensify.The writing is as powerful and memorable as the story itself - with extraordinary characters, moments of wrenching poignancy and flashes of hilarity, and wondrous descriptions of the gothic plantation and its creeping, scented plant life.



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