A Casual Brutality by Neil Bissoondath

A Casual Brutality

byNeil Bissoondath

Paperback | March 21, 2003

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A Casual Brutality is a powerful, dark novel about the failure of a decent man to come to terms with the moral disintegration of the Caribbean island of his birth.

Casaquemada is a fragile West Indian republic divided by racial antagonism, lured into a spurious nationalism by impotent rulers, awash in a mindless consumerism fostered by easy money and a lust for an imported version of the good life. Raj Ramsingh is a Toronto doctor who returns to his native island only to leave it again, having paid a tragic price for his unwillingness to recognize the cruel imperatives of the men who will determine Casaquemada’s fate.

A Casual Brutality takes the reader into a world of terrifying dualities: illusion has become destruction; decency had become helplessness; nationhood has become tribalism; and a violent future looks only towards a brutal past. A novel as timely now as when it was first published in 1988.

About The Author

Neil Bissoondath is the author of two short story collections, Digging Up the Mountains and On the Eve of Uncertain Tomorrows, and five novels, A Casual Brutality, The Innocence of Age, Doing the Heart Good, The Unyielding Clamour of Night, and The Soul of All Great Designs. His fiction has been nominated for many prizes, including Th...
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Title:A Casual BrutalityFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 21, 2003Publisher:Cormorant BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1896951406

ISBN - 13:9781896951409

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