Valmiki's Daughter

Valmiki's Daughter

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In Valmiki's Daughter, Giller Prize finalist and bestselling novelist Shani Mootoo returns to some of the themes she first explored in her breakout book, Cereus Blooms at Night, to offer a hugely entertaining and hypnotically beautiful family saga.The story centers on a wealthy Trinidadian family -- in particular, Valmiki, a renowned doctor and loving, if confused, father; and his youngest daughter, Viveka, lively, intelligent, and intent on escaping the gilded cage that protects but also smothers her.

With this masterful novel, Mootoo peels back layers of prejudice to expose the complex interaction of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Discerning but non-judgmental, she eases us deep into the fascinating lives of her characters and creates a juicy, sexy, beautiful book, full of the vigorous stuff of life.

Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, 2008
ISBN: 9780887842207
Branch Call Number: FIC Moot
Characteristics: 398 p.


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Dec 22, 2012

Enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes the complexity of relationships.

Aug 02, 2012

Trindad. Gay father. Gay daughter. Generational conventions.

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