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Red of His Shadow, the (1992) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

It is Holy Week, and the Haitian sugar cane harvesters can temporarily forget their misery and lose themselves in the fervor of voudou. But amidst the colorful festival, a struggle for power, as well as a devastating passion, develops between Mistress Zulé, a voudou priestess and spiritual leader, and the infamous, bloodthirsty Similé Bolosse, a rival voudou priest backed by the tontons macoutes.

Based on true events, The Red of His Shadow evokes ferocious love, intense hatred, and the specter of death looming within life. Written in a prose remarkable for its clarity and musicality, the novel manages to be both richly symbolic and intensely physical. Behind a case that Dominican police closed as a simple crime of passion pulses the spell of a war that remains unfinished today.

Original title: Del rojo de su sombra
Original languages: Spanish


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: The Red of His Shadow

The Red of His Shadow (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Edith Grossman
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Manifested in:

The Red of His Shadow (July 30, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0060952911
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.8 x 0.4
Pages: 176

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