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Texaco
Patrick Chamoiseau
publisher: , 1992

translated as:
Texaco
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1997
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refered to by:
Double Play: The Story of an Amazing World Record
Frank Martinus Arion


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Chamoiseau, a graduate student, arrives in Texaco, the illegal settlement above Fort-de-France, and is knocked unconscious by a rock. One volatile inhabitant has responded viscerally to the city official come to order the razing of his home. Others notice the coincidence between Chamoiseau's arrival and more positive events. Thus, in hope, and fear of police reprisal, they revive this 'Christ,' and bring him to Marie-Sophie Laborieux. In 'the battle of her life' Texaco's founder begins to persuade the 'Bird of Cham' to preserve her story and that of her people, to spare her town.

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BOOKS BY PATRICK CHAMOISEAU:

Texaco
1992
Through his narrator, Marie-Sophie Laborieux, a daughter of slaves, Chamoiseau chronicles 150 years in the painful history of Martinique.
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