Book List:8 titles
  • “Imagine Walt Whitman adapting “Apocalypto” and you might approximate the awe and adrenaline of Chamoiseau’s action pastoral.”—Julian Lucas, The New York Times Book Review “Slave Old Man is a cloudburst of a novel, swift and compressed— ...


  • A profoundly unsettling story of a plantation slave's desperate escape into a rainforest beyond human control, with his master and a ferocious dog on his heels. This flight to freedom takes them on a journey that will transform them all, as the o...


  • “Imagine Walt Whitman adapting “Apocalypto” and you might approximate the awe and adrenaline of Chamoiseau’s action pastoral.”—Julian Lucas, The New York Times Book Review “Slave Old Man is a cloudburst of a novel, swift and compressed— ...


  • Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows traces the rise and fall of Pipi Soleil, “king of the wheelbarrow” at the vegetable market of Fort-de-France, in a tale as lively and magical as the marketplace itself. In a Martinique where creatures from folklore ...


  • New York Times notable book of the year   In Fort-de-France, Martinique, a colorful group of musicians, street vendors, and hopeless disciples, including the author, gather under a tamarind tree to listen to legendary bard Solibo Magnificent spin ta...


  • Patrick Chamoiseau first became known to the international literary world with Texaco, the vast and demanding novel that won France’s prestigious Goncourt Prize in 1992. Less well known is the fact that Chamoiseau has written a number of extraordin...


  • School Days (Chemin-d’Ecole) is a captivating narrative based on Patrick Chamoiseau’s childhood in Fort-de-France, Martinique. It is a revelatory account of the colonial world that shaped one of the liveliest and most creative voices in French an...


  • "Chamoiseau is a writer who has the sophistication of the modern novelist, and it is from that position (as an heir of Joyce and Kafka) that he holds out his hand to the oral prehistory of literature."--Milan Kundera Of black Martinican provenance, P...