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The Chosen Place, The Timeless People

The Chosen Place, The Timeless People
Author: Paule Marshall
ISBN 13: 9780394726335
ISBN 10: 394726332
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1984-09-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $16.95

The chosen place is Bourneville, a remote, devastated part of a Caribbean island; the timeless people are its inhabitants--black, poor, inextricably linked to their past enslavement. When the advance team for an ambitious American research project arrives, the tense, ambivalent relationships that evolve -- between natives and foreigners, blacks and whites, haves and have-nots -- keenly dramatize the vicissitudes of power.