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

Author:  Mark Kurlansky
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0671036068
ISBN-13: 9780671036065
Sku: 30801129
Publish Date: 7/3/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.25H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  336
Age Range:  NA
 
"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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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.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.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.
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.

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Times Literary Supplement
"[A] fine, exuberant collection...." - Candice Rodd 03/16/2001
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0336
Product attributePublisher:   Washington Square Press
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