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Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy
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Jul 27, 2012

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Read from July 27 to August 17, 2012

I ran across this book when I was unpacking other books I owned. I seem to have several from my undergrad days that I don't remember having read, so I'm blowing through them before getting rid of them. This one was really difficult to follow - partly from the deliberately disjointed strings, and partly from the foreign vernacular (idiomatic islander speak). The design concept was great, and I've no doubt that anyone from the Caribbean would have a much smoother time making sense of the theme and string of thought than I did. I kept losing track of who was speaking and which character was who. It did have a lovely, original style. Also, the focus of the story - an old lady left by her family in a nursing home - had enough human interest to keep me going. It's a very short read, after all - just a 100 pages or so. Enjoyed it two stars, but the quality is three.
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Michael Evans i cant seem to find it on the internet and i want to read it can you help me plz?

Jill Sorry! I long since donated mine, or I'd have been happy to mail it to you. Amazon has it, although it doesn't get hits when you search on Google. Not sure why - I had to look it up with the author's name to get a hit, but here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Frangipani-Hous... Used copies start at $2.08 Good luck!

dede I cant find this book online to read and I really need this book

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Bella Vidzz Who are the characters in 4,5&,6?

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