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Unburnable

Marie-Elena John

Haunted by scandal and secrets, Lillian Baptiste fled Dominica when she was fourteen after discovering she was the daughter of Iris, the half-crazy woman whose life was told of in chanté mas songs sung during Carnival-songs about a village on a mountaintop littered with secrets, masquerades that supposedly fly and wreak havoc, and a man who suddenly and mysteriously dropped dead. After twenty years away, Lillian returns to her native island to face the demons of her past-and with the help of Teddy, a man who has loved her for many years, she may yet find a way to heal. Set in both contemporary Washington, D.C., and post-World War II Dominica, Unburnable weaves together West Indian history, African culture, and American sensibilities. Richly textured and lushly rendered, Unburnable showcases a welcome and assured new voice.

Haunted by scandal and secrets, Lillian Baptiste fled Dominica when she was fourteen after discovering she was the daughter of Iris, the half-crazy woman whose life was told of in chanté mas songs sung during Carnival-songs about a village on a mountaintop littered with secrets, masquerades that supposedly fly and wreak havoc, and a man who suddenly and mysteriously dropped dead. After twenty years away, Lillian returns to her native island to face the demons of her past-and with the help of Teddy, a man who has loved her for many years, she may yet find a way to heal. Set in both contemporary Washington, D.C., and post-World War II Dominica, Unburnable weaves together West Indian history, African culture, and American sensibilities. Richly textured and lushly rendered, Unburnable showcases a welcome and assured new voice.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Haunted by scandal and secrets, Lillian Baptiste fled Dominica when she was fourteen after discovering she was the daughter of Iris, the half-crazy woman whose life was told of in chanté mas songs sung during Carnival-songs about a village on a mountaintop littered with secrets, masquerades that supposedly fly and wreak havoc, and a man who suddenly and mysteriously dropped dead. After twenty years away, Lillian returns to her native island to face the demons of her past-and with the help of Teddy, a man who has loved her for many years, she may yet find a way to heal. Set in both contemporary Washington, D.C., and post-World War II Dominica, Unburnable weaves together West Indian history, African culture, and American sensibilities. Richly textured and lushly rendered, Unburnable showcases a welcome and assured new voice.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Miles

Length:

9h 54m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

25:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:03