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The marvelous adventures of Pierre Baptiste

father and mother, first and last
  • 249 Pages
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New York University Press , New York
StatementPatricia Eakins.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3555.A424 M37 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 249 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20679610M
ISBN 100814722091

The first-person narrative of a savant slave, Patricia Eakins's The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste is one of the most imaginative novels in many years. From the opening pages, the reader is swept up by the linguistic fireworks of Eakins's autodidactic protagonist as he recounts "the tribulations of bondage in the sugar isles," his escape and how he was marooned, and his Format: Hardcover.

Get this from a library. The marvelous adventures of Pierre Baptiste: father and mother, first and last: [a novel]. [Patricia Eakins] -- A magic-realism novel on an 18th century slave in the Caribbean who becomes a philosopher, writing an encyclopedia on his race.

After escaping by sea he lands on an island, is made pregnant by a. Presiding over this odd family, Pierre tames his island wilderness and tries to complete his “CYCLOPEDISH HISTOIRE OF GUINEE AND BEYOND” (i.e., the story of his life), which will probably go on for quite some time—if it’s ever finished at all.

Bizarre, marvelous, and horrifying at once: a refreshing escape from the : Patricia Eakins. Author Eakins, Patricia Publisher: New York University Press; New York; The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste. Other notes: First edition.

Fine in wrappers uncorrected Rating: % positive. The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste: Father and Mother, First and Last Patricia Eakins New York University Press (May ) $ (pp) Winner of the New York University Press Prize for Fiction, this is the story of an escaped slave’s life and his.

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Patricia Eakins's second work of fiction and first novel,The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste,Father and Mother, First and Last, was published in by New York University Press, which awarded it the NYU Press Prize for Fiction.

The novel has also been awarded the Capricorn Prize of the Writer's Voice. -Patricia Eakins, author of The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste. Buy at Local Store. Enter your zip code below to purchase from an indie close to you. Search.

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Patricia Eakins is the author of The Hungry Girls and Other Stories ( avg rating, 21 ratings, 8 reviews, published ), The Marvelous Adventures of /5. Tracey Baptiste scares up new audiences to learn about jumbies She builds a fairy tale about a brave girl and her adventures among Caribbean creatures.”—Washington Post “A scary but cheerful tale that draws on Caribbean folk traditions.

A great update on the "town under supernatural attack" story, with a marvelous setting.”—Brand: Algonquin Young Readers. The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste by Nelly Heitman Winner of the New York University Press Prize for Fiction, this is the story of an escaped slave’s life and his people’s ways in the sugar isles during the latter half of the eighteenth century.

From "The Sage and the Meemie Worm" Part the Fifth of the Whole Relation THE MARVELOUS ADVENTURES OF PIERRE BAPTISTE FATHER AND MOTHER FIRST AND LAST INCLUDING: The Tribulations of Bondage in the Sugar Isles Pierre's Escape from Certain Harm to His Person How He Was Marooned His Friends & Religion.

Novelist Patricia Eakins is the author of The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste (NYU Press, ) and of The Hungry Girls and Other Stories.

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This book should have been titled something more along the lines of "The Life and Adventures of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier" as it was more about him and only a little bit about the diamond known as the French Blue. I had expected a story about the diamond itself, which started out as the Great Blue but ultimately became the Hope Diamond/5.

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Author Bio: Tracey Baptiste. Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad, where she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales, and decided to be a writer at the wise old age of three.

Her debut, a young-adult novel titled Angel’s Grace, was named one of the best books for reading and sharing by New York City is a former teacher, textbook editor, ballerina, and Brand: Recorded Books, Inc.Product Information.

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