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A Casual Brutality
Neil Bissoondath
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A Casual Brutality

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A Casual Brutality is a powerful, dark novel about the failure of a decent man to come to terms with the moral disintegration of the Caribbean island of his birth.

Casaquemada is a fragile West Indian republic divided by racial antagonism, lured into a spurious nationalism by impotent rulers, awash in a mindless consumerism fostered by easy money and a lust for an imported...more
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 28th 1990 by Random House Publishing Group (first published January 1st 1988)
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Matt Micucci
Unnecessarily lengthy and distant. The main characters are all so terribly boring.
Yet another essential read for anyone who knows Trinidad
French editor: Daniel Arsand
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Neil Devindra Bissoondath, novelist, short-story writer, essayist (b at Arima, Trinidad and Tobago 19 Apr 1955). He attended St Mary's College in Port of Spain before emigrating to Canada in 1973, when he became a student at York University (BA 1977). After graduating, he began teaching English as a second language and French in Toronto. Bissoondath began writing short stories in the late seventie...more
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