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Misbegotten continues where Season of Mist ends McDonald Dixon gives faces and lives to the wretched of the earth each fulfilling his or her destiny in this microcosm of a lonely colonial backwater The story unravels through the eyes of Manuel as he peeps into the past to discover the intricate patterns of an existence which may have well been that of his forebearers His discoveries lead to an age not too far different from today when the colour of a mans skin was his passport to rags or riches irregardless of his abilities when bondage was an estate and man was reduced to the level of a chattel The language is simple capturing the indomitable will of a people refusing to succumb to the degradation and squalor to which they are drawn against their will The novel is set in the writers native island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean at the time of emancipation
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Mc. Donald Dixon, born on the island of Saint Lucia in the West Indies, has been involved in the arts in his native country since 1964. His works which comprise of both poetry and prose has been published in several magazines and periodicals in the UK, USA and the Caribbean. Other works published through Xlibris (novels) are Season of Mist, and Misbegotten.
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