Ballad for the New World and Other Stories by Lawrence Scott
(Caribbean Writers Series)

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Tales of thwarted desires, repressed passions and betrayals evoke a troubled Caribbean paradise. The legacy of a cruel history haunts this new world society. Individuals are consumed by their own emotions and confused by the shifting ground of their own cultures. With a blend of pathos and ironic humor, Lawrence Scott describes life in this fallen Eden, where both the melancholy and the extravagant play their part.


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Lawrence Scott is the author of Aelred's Sin and Ballad for the New World and Other Stories. Three of his books have been listed for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
Published October 24, 1994 by Heinemann. 114 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He longed to reach out and touch it and pass the satin ribbons through his fingers.'' Even the corruption of the ``Yankee dollar'' becomes lyrical in the title story of a young man who ``lost his James Dean rebel smile.'' In an effort to do more than simply tell a story, Scott gets so descriptive...

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