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The exquisitely crafted, haunting story collection from theaward-winning author of Childhood.

Following on the heels of his award-winning first novel, Childhood, André Alexis's story collection, Despair, offers further proof of his brilliance and showcases his talent for spinning disturbing but elegant tales.

Emerging from the landscapes and folklores of Trinidad and Canada...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 1994)
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As one reviewer mentioned, it is very weird very dark...I didn't know what to expect. Took me awhile to read actually. But I'm glad I did. I wish more writers would take a chance and just go their as Mr. Alexis has done. He is an expert in his craft and I like how he doesn't draw a lot to attention to being a minority (being Black). It's refreshing. I look forward to reading more strangeness.
Very weird. Very dark.
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André Alexis was born in Trinidad in 1957 and grew up in Canada. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Chapter/Books in Canada First Novel Award, shared the Trillium Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Rogers Communications Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. He lives in Toronto and is at work on his next novel, Asylum, and his first children's novel. In addition, Alexis wrote and host...more
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