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Political corruption, lust, and betrayal poison a Caribbean island paradise.
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Flickering Shadows illustrates the inescapability of change, within the cyclical nature of time. "The epic power of the West Indies' storytelling tradition comes alive in this skillfully imagined first novel ... with an almost audible rhythm that adds immeasurably to the depth and power of the tale". -- Publishers Weekly (starred review).
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Set on a fictional Caribbean island, Flickering Shadows is the story of the colorful and compelling inhabitants of a small ex-colony, a village called the Hill. Cephus' grandfather - arguably one of the most intriguing narrators to appear in fiction in some time - draws the reader into the lives and vivid dramas of the whole community. Cephus, Doreen, Boysie, Inez, young Kwame, the ghost, Dolphus, and an array of vibrantly depicted characters from a rich and hypnotic tale of love and betrayal, selflessness and honor, lust and dignity.
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