Seven Dreams of Elmira

Seven Dreams of Elmira

A Tale of Martinique ; Being the Confessionss of An Old Worker at the Saint-Etienne Distillery

Book - 1999
Rate this:
Seven Dreams of Elmira is a vivid and hallucinatory fable by widely acclaimed author Patrick Chamoiseau. Based on interviews and participant observation, it takes as its canvas the everyday lives of workers at an antiquated rum distillery in Martinique, and the haunting vision that appears to a select few. The tale is situated at the crossroads of many island social groups, and more specifically, at the intersection of the themes of slavery and economic exploitation. Beautiful and haunting in its language, mystical and lush in its evocation of Creole island culture, and profusely illustrated with color and black and white photographs by Jean-Luc Laguardigue. Published in France by Editions Gallimard, Seven Dreams of Elmira will appeal to readers who love Patrick Chamoiseau's magical novels, Texaco and Solibo Magnificent.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Zoland Books, 1999.
ISBN: 9781581950021
1581950020
Branch Call Number: F CHA
Characteristics: 49 p. : some col. ill.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at OPL.

Try searching for Seven Dreams of Elmira to see if OPL owns related versions of the work.


  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top