The Dragon Can't Dance: A Novel (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)

The Dragon Can't Dance: A Novel (Karen and Michael Braziller Books) by Earl Lovelace epub pdf fb2

Title: The Dragon Can't Dance: A Novel (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)
Author: Earl Lovelace
ISBN10: 0892552727
ISBN13: 978-0892552726
Publisher: Persea; Edition Unstated edition (June 16, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Literary
Size PDF: 1726 kb
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Rating: 4.4/5
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Pages: 240 pages
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The Dragon Can't Dance: A Novel (Karen and Michael Braziller Books) by Earl Lovelace


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Lovelace's classic novel of Carnival.

Carnival takes on social and political importance in this recognized classic. The people of the shantytown Calvary Hill, usually invisible to the rest of society, join the throng and flaunt their neighborhood personas in masquerade during Carnival. Aldrick, the dashing "king of the Hill," becomes a glorious, dancing dragon; his lovely Sylvia, a princess; Fisheye, rebel idealist, a fierce steel band contestant; and Philo, Calypso songwriter, a star. Then a business sponsors Fisheye's band, Philo gets a hit song, and Sylvia leaves the Hill with a prosperous older man. For Aldrick, it will take one more masquerade―this time, involving guns and hostages―before the illusion of power becomes reality.