God Carlos by Anthony C. Winkler

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Along with the horror, the book does offer some beautiful moments of discovery...we hear of an Edenic island...opened like a wildflower. For all of its scenes of braggadocio and brutality, the book often works on you like that vision.
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A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early-16th-century Jamaica.
 

About Anthony C. Winkler

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Anthony C. Winkler was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1942 and is widely recognized as one of the island's finest exports. After being expelled from Cornwall College for refusing to submit to corporal punishment (which entailed being beaten with a cane), he eventually made his way to California where he attended Citrus College and California State University, earning a BA and MA in English. His first published novel, The Painted Canoe (1984), received critical acclaim and was followed by The Lunatic (1987), The Great Yacht Race (1992), The Duppy (1997), Crocodile (2009), and Dog War (2007). Trust the Darkness: My Life as a Writer, his autobiography, was published in 2008. His writing credits also include film scripts and plays. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Cathy.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Akashic Books. 218 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alan Cheuse on Sep 11 2012

Along with the horror, the book does offer some beautiful moments of discovery...we hear of an Edenic island...opened like a wildflower. For all of its scenes of braggadocio and brutality, the book often works on you like that vision.

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Reviewed by Michael Adelberg on Sep 04 2012

With God Carlos, Anthony Winkler embraces the Columbian contradiction with perceptive storytelling and bracing honesty.

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