The White Man in the Tree : And Other Stories (Paperback)

Author: Kurlansky, Mark

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"The White Man in the Tree" is a comedy of cultural misunderstandings set in the Caribbean, New York, and Paris, a novella and eight stories about people who, because of their differences, misjudge each other. 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. "The White Man in the Tree" is an affectionate portrait of a unique society, where Europe, America, Africa, and Asia meet Latin America.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780671036065
SKU 30801129
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0671036068
Release Date 7/3/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.25H x 5L x 0.75T
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"[A] fine, exuberant collection...."
From the Publisher
Annotation The stories collected here draw on Kurlansky's experience as a journalist in the Caribbean, in their depictions of cultural conflicts encountered there. Outsiders come seeking a story, kosher chicken, and a brush with the exotic. A New York Times Notable Book for 2001.
Editors Note A new collection of short fiction by the author of Cod and The Basque History of the World provides a whimsical portrait of cultural misunderstandings in a novella and eight stories about characters who, because of their diversity, misjudge one another. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 The White Man in the Tree is a comedy of cultural misunderstandings set in the Caribbean, New York, and Paris, a novella and eight stories about people who, because of their differences, misjudge each other. 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 Curaçao, each of Kurlansky's characters engages us with impulses and interactions that are by turns comic, insightful, and poignant. The White Man in the Tree is an affectionate portrait of a unique society, where Europe, America, Africa, and Asia meet Latin America.
Editors Note 3 A new collection of short fiction by the author of Cod and The Basque History of the World provides a whimsical portrait of cultural misunderstandings in a novella and eight stories about characters who, because of their diversity, misjudge one another. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0336
Publisher Washington Square Press
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