Suite as Sugar: and Other Stories

Category: Book
By (author): Hernández-Ramdwar, Camille
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Magical Realism
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Published: April 2023
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 1.00in
Our Price:
$ 24.99
Availability:
Available: 25 Apr 2023

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Suite as Sugar is a testimony to the unseen forces, always vigilant, ever ready, imbuing the characters in this collection with both resilience and trauma.From Winnipeg winterscapes to Toronto's condo culture, from Havana's haunted streets to Trinidad's calamitous environs, the stories in Suite as Sugar are permeated with the violence of colonial histories, personal and intimate, reflecting legacies of abandonment and loss. The veil between the living and the dead is obscured, chaos becomes panacea, and characterstake drastic measures into their own hands.Survivors of all kinds seek strategy and solace: a group of homeless people organize an occupation of vacant condos, a new resident to a disturbing neighbourhood tries to make sense of madness, a dog investigates the sudden disappearance of his owner. The five intertwined vignettes in the title story are set in a Caribbean country where the spectre of the sugar plantation haunts everyone. Tying this collection together is the casual brutality of our everyday lives, whether seen through the eyes of animal, spirit, or human being.A RARE MACHINES BOOK

From The Publisher*From Winnipeg winterscapes to Toronto's condo culture, from Havana's haunted streets to Trinidad's calamitous environs, the stories in Suite as Sugar are permeated with the violence of colonial histories, personal and intimate, in settings where the veil between the living and the dead is obscured.
Review Quote*Suite as Sugar offers transatlantic prose flavoured with ingredients from the Caribbean and Canada. Camille Hernández-Ramdwar's stories span sexuality, spirituality, academia, crime and history, giving the reader plenty to chew on and much to savour.
Review Quote*Hernández-Ramdwar looks directly into the heart of things and does not hesitate to follow them into whatever cracks and crevasses they open up.... This is a writer with a deft hand, secure in her craft and daring in its execution.
Biographical NoteCamille Hernández-Ramdwar is a multi-racial, multicultural, multilingual, and transnational writer and scholar. The veil between the corporeal and the incorporeal is very thin in her work, which explores the search for belonging; the collective violences of neo-colonialism, poverty, racism, sexism, and other injustices; and the important interrelationship between matter and spirit. She divides her time between Toronto and Trinidad and Tobago.