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Carnival: A Novel

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Robert Antoni has established himself as one of the most innovative voices to emerge from the Caribbean and the Americas. His ambitious third novel, Carnival, takes us on an expedition that stretches from contemporary New York City to the glitter of Trinidadian Carnival, and deep into the island's mountainous interior. Narrator William Fletcher is an aspiring novelist who ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 26th 2005 by Grove Press, Black Cat (first published January 1st 2005)
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Aug 29, 2015 Lisa Radocchia rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people unbothered by reading about physical and sexual violence
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Feb 19, 2008 Kendra rated it liked it
The Iowa Writers' Workshop strikes again! I started reading this book on my way to Carnival in Trinidad, and it was a good introduction into what I had gotten myself into! Granted, Carnival serves as a backdrop for a group of friends who have left Trinidad for various reasons (searching for some things, running from others), and decide to return together to Carnival after a chance reunion in New York. Antoni has an interesting style of writing, and though the story is slow in parts, he vividly c ...more
Mar 23, 2010 Jana rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Suzanne
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An interesting look at class/race/culture set against the backdrop of Carnival in Trinidad.
Jul 25, 2011 Shelley rated it did not like it
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Robert Antoni was born in the United States in 1958, and he carries three passports: US, Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas. His fictional world is the island of Corpus Christi, and to create it he draws upon his two hundred years or family history In Trinidad and Tobago and his upbringing in the Bahamas. His first novel, Divina Trace, was published in 1991 by the Overlook Press in New York1 and ...more
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