Drums of My Flesh
|In a central
park in Ottawa's Sandy Hill, Gabe, an immigrant from Guyana
(South America), explores the past in the company of his
young Canadian-born daughter. But this novel goes beyond the
traditional innocence to reality plot, as it also embraces a
quest for spiritual beingness in a compelling setting
fraught with irony. Grounds shift as characters come fully
to life; tropical and temperate zones merge; the past and
present form intermittent shadows. Gabe's story of growing
up in an Indian family struggling to live traditionally in
faraway Guyana, and Christian, Hindu and Muslim worlds come
together, as the plot unravels, and we continually move back
and forth faced with new realities, new awakenings.
Winner of the 2006 Guyanna Prize for Fiction
Nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Finalist for the Ottawa Book Award
". . . a beautifully rendered, intellectually challenging, and deeply satisfying addition to Dabydeen’s oeuvre."
— Dr Anne-Marie Lee-Loy, Ryerson University
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Paperback ISBN: 978-1-894770-25-5
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Publication Date: 2005
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