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Blessed Is the Fruit: A Novel Hardcover – April 1, 1997

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Acclaimed Trinidadian writer Robert Antoni's second novel tells the life stories of two West Indian women: Lilla, the white mistress of a dilapidated colonial mansion, and Vel, the longtime black servant who lives with her. The two women have always kept an emotional distance by the accidents of their birth, but when Vel finds herself pregnant, Lilla puts her to bed in her own bedroom. Writing lyrically and convincingly in the voices of the two women themselves, Antoni lets them tell their life stories--a heady mixture of sex, religion, myth, and the musicality of their own inner languages. Antoni's first novel, Divina Trace won the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

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In Antoni's second novel (following Divina Trace, Overlook, 1992, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize), two women with vastly different backgrounds?Lilla, the white mistress of a colonial mansion, and Vel, her black servant?come together over an unborn child. The two have lived cloistered in a dilapidated old mansion for ten years. When Vel discovers that she is pregnant and attempts to rid herself of the child, Lilla discovers the truth, saves Vel from a botched abortion, and brings Vel to the safety of her own bed. Through flashbacks, we learn about each woman's life as she tells her tale to the unborn child. Literate and intricately crafted, this book is an interesting exploration of a time when different races led very different lives. For literary fiction collections.
-?Robin Nesbitt, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product details

  • Hardcover : 399 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0805049258
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0805049251
  • Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Item Weight : 1.01 pounds
  • Publisher : Henry Holt & Co; 1st Edition (April 1, 1997)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings