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Easy in the Islands

Shacochis, Bob

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ISBN 10: 0517555492 / ISBN 13: 9780517555491
Published by Crown, New York, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Easy in the Islands

Publisher: Crown, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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A calypso bandleader, Lord Short Shoe, schemes with a sexy black singer to bilk an American out of his pride and his companion monkey. Two poor islanders stumble in a violent encounter that might just escalate into revolution. And an entire island bureaucracy casually confounds the attempts of a hotel owner to get his dead mother out of the freezer. Infused with the rhythms and the beat of the Caribbean, these vivid tales of paradise sought and paradise lost are as lush, steamy, and invigorating as the islands themselves.

* Winner of the National Book Award

About the Author:

A contributing editor for Outside and Harper’s, Bob Shacochis has been a GQ columnist and writer for numerous other national publications. He is also the author of the novel, Swimming in the Volcano, a work of literary reportage about Haiti, The Immaculate Invasion, a second collection of stories, The Next New World, and a collection of essays on food and love, Domesticity. He lives in Florida and New Mexico.

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