Home » Mamzelle Dragonfly by Raphaël Confiant
Mamzelle Dragonfly Raphaël Confiant

Mamzelle Dragonfly

Raphaël Confiant

Published
ISBN : 9780374199326
Hardcover
160 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

A nostalgic and erotic story that is also a deeply sophisticated look at modern MartiniqueA tree cannot keep secrets because its roots discreetly meet those of other trees and share its thoughts. Adelise, a young girl trapped working in the caneMoreA nostalgic and erotic story that is also a deeply sophisticated look at modern MartiniqueA tree cannot keep secrets because its roots discreetly meet those of other trees and share its thoughts. Adelise, a young girl trapped working in the cane fields of Martinique, keeps confidence with the flowering mangrove in her backyard. Her strict and watchful mother says Adelise is a dragonfly, refusing to learn that life is not a game.When she is transplanted to the dangerous and politically restive capital, Fort-de-France, her aunt introduces her to the unsavory business of nightlife among the Mulatto elite, and Adelise comes to rely even more on her elaborate system of wistful detachment from her body.Raphael Confiants spare style is reminiscent of Christina Garcias, and the ambivalent sensuality and fierce independence of his Caribbean heroine recall Edwidge Danticats heroines. Mamzelle Dragonfly is that rare thing: a politically savvy novel that is also intimately affecting.