The White Man In The Tree & Other Stories

The White Man In The Tree & Other Stories by Mark Kurlansky

By: Mark Kurlansky

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ISBN
9780224061469
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
288
Dimensions
140 x 221mm

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This is a comedy of cultural misunderstanding set in the Caribbean, New York and Paris, a novella and eight stories about people who, because of their differences - between men and women, blacks and whites, Jews and Christians, rich and poor - misjudge each other. Celebrated for his non-fiction, Mark Kurlansky is equally at home with fiction: he has an ability to unmask our foibles and write about love with great wit and humour.

Whether it is a sophisticated European filmmaker, an ambitious young black Haitian woman, a promising politician obsessed with women's feet, or a fish-out-of-water rabbi in search of a kosher chicken in Curacao, each of Kurlansky's characters engages us with impulses and interactions that are by turns comic, insightful and poignant. This book is an affectionate portrait of a unique society, where Europe, American, Africa and Asia meet Latin America. Filled with surprises and delight as Kurlansky approaches each scene from a new and unexpected angle, this is a tender, wholly original and thoroughly entertaining fiction debut.
ISBN:
9780224061469
Publication Date:
06 / 04 / 2001
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
140 x 221mm

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