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  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Tindal Street; Main edition (4 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781251584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781251584
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,002,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Written in a magnificent prose style that matches the art it describes (Bernadine Evaristo The Guardian)

Like Cazabon, we fall in love numerous times with this complicated world, full of prejudice and social injustice. Scott, born on a sugar estate, knows this society intimately and paints this world with skill and grace. (Monique Roffey Independent)

A beautiful subtle and sensitive novel (David Evans FT)

In this intimate, compassionate portrait of 19th century Trinidad, Lawrence Scott presents a gripping tale of a world burdened by its secrets and exposed by its art. (Earl Lovelace)

Accomplished ... Scott's book is more than just a fanciful biography, with the author exploring a wide range of issues, from race to sexual equality. Throughout it all the writing is magnificent. (Fachtna Kelly Sunday Business Post 2013-07-14)

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A lush and evocative tale of prejudice, painting and desire in post-emancipation Trinidad.

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This is one of the best books I have ever read...and I read a lot! It is magnificent in its descriptions ..every page breathes with life.His understanding of the artist's perception of the world around is uncanny...I was transported to the island and its layers of society. Unfortunately, the prejudices against colour still exist, and I admired the restraint he used to show them then. It was an excellent portait of a society in flux.
The depictions of the actual paintings were so hypnotic that I was grieving that it was all imagination untiI I finished the book and discovered that MJ Cazabon was real. Having googled the paintings I can see why the author wrote this book...they are magnificent.
I studied the history of art and am ashamed not to have heard of this wonderful artist. Thank you for the discovery.
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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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