The Restless by Gerty Dambury

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Translated from the French by Miller, Dambury’s ear for dialogue buoys her novel, though the labored use of the quadrille as an organizing device is a distraction.
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This lyrical novel, structured like a Creole quadrille, is a rich ethnography bearing witness to police violence in French Guadeloupe. Narrators both living and dead recount the racial and class stratification that led to a protest-turned-massacre. Dambury’s English debut is a vibrant memorial to a largely forgotten atrocity, coinciding with the government’s declassification of documents pertaining to the incident.
 

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Published January 22, 2018 by The Feminist Press at CUNY. 220 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Oct 31 2017

Translated from the French by Miller, Dambury’s ear for dialogue buoys her novel, though the labored use of the quadrille as an organizing device is a distraction.

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