By Night the Mountain Burns (Hardback)
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By Night the Mountain Burns (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 30/11/2014
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By Night The Mountain Burns recounts the narrator's childhood on a remote island off the West African coast, living with his mysterious grandfather, several mothers and no fathers. We learn of a dark chapter in the island's history: a bush fire destroys the crops, then hundreds perish in a cholera outbreak. Superstition dominates: now the islanders must sacrifice their possessions to the enraged ocean god. What of their lives will they manage to save? Whitmanesque in its lyrical evocation of the island, Avila Laurel's writing builds quietly, through the oral rhythms of traditional storytelling, into gripping drama worthy of an Achebe or a Garcia Marquez.

Publisher: And Other Stories
ISBN: 9781908276407
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm

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TripFiction

“Is this THE novel of Equatorial Guinea?”

A beautiful book that unfurls the remote Atlantic Ocean island of Annobon page by page. The scenes, sights, smells, struggles and soul of the island fan out via an intricately detailed narration from a child’s... More

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13th September 2017
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