The Story of the Cannibal Woman: A Novel
Simon and Schuster, 06 փտվ, 2007 թ. - 320 էջ
One dark night in Cape Town, Rosélie's husband goes out for a pack of cigarettes and never comes back. Not only is she left with unanswered questions about his violent death but she is also left without any means of support. At the urging of her housekeeper and best friend, the new widow decides to take advantage of the strange gifts she has always possessed and embarks on a career as a clairvoyant. As Rosélie builds a new life for herself and seeks the truth about her husband's murder, acclaimed Caribbean author Maryse Condé crafts a deft exploration of post-apartheid South Africa and a smart, gripping thriller.
The Story of the Cannibal Woman is both contemporary and international, following the lives of an interracial, intercultural couple in New York City, Tokyo, and Capetown. Maryse Condé is known for vibrantly lyrical language and fearless, inventive storytelling -- she uses both to stunning effect in this magnificently original novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewՀաճախորդի կարծիքը - Paulagraph - LibraryThing
Conde is excellent at unraveling the labyrinthine complexity of race and its multifarious public and private consequences. Interesting portrayal of a 50 year old woman, native of Guadaloupe, now ... Read full review
THE STORY OF THE CANNIBAL WOMANՀաճախորդի կարծիքը - Kirkus
Caribbean painter reels from the aftermath of her lover's murder in Cape Town, South Africa, in this retread of Condé's usual themes: racial alienation and women's struggles for autonomy (Who Slashed ... Read full review