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Ever since Red Head had been hit in the head by an ax at age nine, he has experienced terrifying visions of the future, and his magically inclined family members help him accept the strangeness and wonder of his life, but the possible reelection of a cruel president could shatter his family's delicate peace. Reprint.
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The hero of Fred D'Aguiar's second novel is a young Caribbean man called Red Head whose world view has been permanently skewed, in a charming way, ever since a blow to his head when he was nine. With his mother away in England on a Government mission to subvert the postal ballots of immigrants for a forthcoming election, Red Head and his brother Bounce, a wrestler, are left in their home town of Ariel. When Bounce must face Singh, the national wrestling champion who is aligned with the political opposition, Red Head's life becomes complicated. The book ends with a series of letters written by Red Head, each beginning "Dear Future."From the Inside Flap:
work of imagination by the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Longest Memory. Dear Future tells the story of the youngest child in a Caribbean family who, after being accidentally hit on the head with an axe by his uncle, sees the world from a strange, twisted, visionary perspective.
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Book Description Avon Books (P), 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0380729679
Book Description Avon Books, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0380729679