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The Drifting of Spirits

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Set in Guadeloupe, this novel traces the rise an fall of man under the mocking eye of the spirits who roam the land, drifting between light and darkness, between happiness and misery, between love and death.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Quartet Books (UK) (first published 1993)
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Petra
Aug 15, 2016 Petra rated it liked it
Heel wonderlijk is en blijft het om boeken over/van andere culturen te lezen. Een hele andere schrijfstijl en de cultuur druipt natuurlijk ook van de pagina's. Zo ook in dit boek, waar men nog heel sterk in geesten gelooft. Prachtig om te lezen hoe een gezin leeft en wellicht overleeft onder alle krachten van geesten en duivels.

Leoncé krijgt vier kinderen, met de vrouw van zijn dromen. Hij heeft een gave, kan communiceren met geesten, maar verspeeld deze aan de drank. Dan gebeuren er meer myste
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Jane Alberdeston
Aug 01, 2007 Jane Alberdeston rated it it was amazing
My very favorite novel! I read this after recovering from a car accident and it helped me heal: I was surprised, I laughed, I found joy in Drifting of Spirits (translated by scholar Michael Dash). It's a tragic novel, so to say I found joy is odd, I know. But her storytelling is an elixir. Her novels navigate the waters between home (Guadeloupe- a French territory) and center (France), in the tradition of her compatriot Maryse Conde. They are peopled by the nation's memory, its spirits, and its ...more
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I bought this book a few years ago, and just got around to reading it. It was amazing!
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