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Light Falling on Bamboo [Kindle Edition]

Lawrence Scott
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"* 'What a powerful writer he is - unfashionably leisured and completely self-confident. A Caribbean One Hundred Years of Solitude. It certainly won't just go away' - Fay Wheldon * 'Rare and magical. The first of its kind. Wonderful evocative language; complete emotional range; a loving, touching insight into human and family relationships' - Sam Selvon * 'Impressively written work by a very gifted writer. Subtle but compelling, strange and intriguing fiction with its layers of incurable pathos' - Wilson Harris"

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Epic interracial period drama on a Caribbean island

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 705 KB
  • Print Length: 481 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1781251584
  • Publisher: Tindal Street (6 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B2Z4XT6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #153,009 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Colouring the landscape 10 Nov 2012
By Zebra
Format:Hardcover
Towards the coming of the end of slavery & colonialisation this novel asks two questions: what price is freedom worth? Can people & land be liberated through the artists hand as Jean Cazabon sets out to capture the lives of the rich and the entrapped. Caught between two worlds of patronage and passion for his country and its oppressed people. This novel Walks you through the sensory landscape of Trinidad from the point of view as an artist on the edge of his own identity and as a flaneur spoilt by its extraordinary beauty.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Light falling on Trinidad's history 15 Nov 2012
By Susie Shrew - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The life story of Michel Jean Cazabon, a free coloured man living in 19th century Trinidad who was successful painter is far more than a fictional biography. Very little is known about the man himself so the story is built up around his paintings and the colonial history of the island and its place in the world. Cazabon was educated in England - school and art school - and later in France where he married a French woman.The landscape with its people becomes alive through the eyes of the artist. The tensions of the society at large and within the family are tangible. It is a time of change that affects them all. It is beautifully written with much dialogue using the local patois of the time which is however understandable to a non-Trinidadian. Altogether an excellent read.Light Falling on Bamboo
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC BOOK, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN! 28 Dec 2012
By sracha - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book Christmas Eve day in a bookstore in my home of Trinidadian. As a Trinidadian, i know of the famour painter and i seen pictures of his work.....it is fantastic to see the places THEN and know the places NOW. The language of the author is easy for me to understand. I can imagine that the origination of what is now our local patios/broken english sounds like french translated literally into english..who knows...

The story line is very very interesting..sometimes shocking, but at the time one can probably understood it was ALL a different world. In the misery of plantation life - grew a man who took himself and people away from it by his beautiful artistry.....the landscapes paintings (if you ever saw them in a gallery) will lead you to think that you are already there as some of the scenery still appear to be the same!
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