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The Resource A taste of eternity : a novel, Gisèle Pineau ; translated by C. Dickson

A taste of eternity : a novel, Gisèle Pineau ; translated by C. Dickson

Label
A taste of eternity : a novel
Title
A taste of eternity
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gisèle Pineau ; translated by C. Dickson
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "Two women, separate but bound by hope When Sybille arrives in Paris from Guadeloupe with her infant son, she encounters the extravagant and marvelous Lila. Sybille is young and black with her life still ahead of her; an ex-actress, Lila is white and seventy years old. Despite their differences, the women become inseparable. Haunted by memories, Lila confides in Sybille and, among other things, relates the endless cycle of lovers in her life. Her most cherished memories are of Henry, a black man from the British Caribbean whom she met during the Liberation Day celebrations in Paris. Gradually, Sybille and Lila discover that the West Indies and the charm of Guadeloupe create a deep and common bond between them. The narrative leaps from one side of the Atlantic to the other, playing black against white, past against present, rural Caribbean culture against the urban life of Paris and New York. Sybille's memories of her own tragic childhood form a counterpoint to tales of Henry growing up on the island of St. John. The stories contain mysterious and magical elements revolving around one central theme: how fate works to draw lovers apart. Despite repeated defeats, love still survives. In tales and in legends, mocking all obstacles, it circumvents the game of destiny and the tragic vanity of mankind"--
  • ""In Paris and the Caribbean, the stories of Sybille and Lila are told, through tales, legends, and snatches of memories the narrative illustrates how fate works to draw lovers apart"--Provided by publisher"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ3949.2.P573
LC item number
A6413 2014
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Americas Series
Label
A taste of eternity : a novel, Gisèle Pineau ; translated by C. Dickson
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780896728707
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014003527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861955984
  • UtOrBLW
Label
A taste of eternity : a novel, Gisèle Pineau ; translated by C. Dickson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780896728707
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014003527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861955984
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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