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The Story of the Cannibal Woman

A Novel

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The Story of the Cannibal Woman by Maryse Conde
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This new novel by the 2005 Hurston Wright Legacy winner is full of the wit, irony and mystery that she has become known for. Part murder mystery, part send-up of stereotypic expatriate communities of interracial, intercultural couples, this wickedly smart story centres on a black French Caribbean painter and her British college professor husband who have lived in the US, Japan and South Africa. Rosalie and her husband, Stephen, live in post-apartheid Capetown, a city where violent and petty crimes are familiar occurrences. This is the story of a husband who takes a night walk to buy a pack of cigarettes, and never returns. Not only is his widow left to cope with beginning a new life; she is obliged to solve the mystery of what appears, on the surface, to be a senseless murder.

Author Biography

Maryse Conde is the award-winning author of twelve novels, including Crossing the Mangrove, Segu, Who Slashed Celanire's Throat?, and I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem. She lives in New York and Montebello, Guadeloupe.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2008
Author
Contributor
Translated by Richard Philcox
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
Pages
320
Dimensions
135x210x20
ISBN-13
9780743271295
Product ID
1685683

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