Canada Geese and Apple Chatney: Stories by Sasenarine PersaudCanada Geese and Apple Chatney: Stories by Sasenarine Persaud

Canada Geese and Apple Chatney: Stories

bySasenarine Persaud


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In this award-winning collection of stories, Sasenarine Persaud presents us once more with his unique vision of lives North American and Caribbean. Here are voices probing at differences which are and aren't; all threaded together by the ancestral India of the protagonists' imagination, the Caribbean of their childhood, the Toronto or New York of their recent years, presented in a style sipired by an ancient tradition in which storytellers move easily in and out of stories and time and history.
Sasenarine Persaud is the author of five books, including the novels The Ghost of Bellow's Man (1992) and Dear Death (1989), and a book of poetry, A Surf of Sparrows' Songs (1996). He is the recipient of the K M Hunter Foundation's Emerging Artist Award for the stories in this collection, and also a Caribbean Heritage Award (1998) for ...
Title:Canada Geese and Apple Chatney: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.74 × 5.72 × 0.51 inPublisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0920661726

ISBN - 13:9780920661727

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Table of Contents

The Dog (3), My Girl, This Indianness (25), Is There No Laughter in Snow? (45), When Men Speak This Way (52), Dookie (61), ST Writerji (97), These Ghosts of Ghosts (103), Canada Geese and Apple Chatney (115), Heads (127), Arriving (135), Glossary (157)

From Our Editors

Canada Geese & Apple Chatney is a collection of short stories by Sasenarine Persaud, revealing a unique perspective on North American and Caribbean lives. Threaded together by the characters’ Indian heritage, Persaud carefully places each character in settings ranging from Toronto and New York to the Caribbean. Canada Geese & Apple Chatney moves in and out of the present and past in a sinuous narrative.

Editorial Reviews

"Persaud's breathtaking narrative demonstrates its strong affinity with the work of Austin Clark. Here, almost inscrutable demotic slang, once penetrated, reinforces Persaud's social commentary and nimbly pits self-ironizing postmodernism against the timeless values of narrative." - The Globe and Mail