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Author: James A. Michener
"A grand epic." — THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER — Master storyteller James A. Michener sweeps us off to the Caribbean,with a magnificent novel that captures the eternal allure of that glittering string of islands and their tumultuous history. Beginning in 1310 and continuing through Columbus's arrival and the bloody slave revolt of Haiti to the rise ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780394565613
ISBN-10: 0394565614
Publication Date: 10/24/1989
Pages: 672
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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Michener uses his tried & true formula here on the Caribbean, tracing the people and history of the region from the 1300s through the present day. The technique allows him to present an overview of a region's impact -- and in fact, the connections drawn between 17th century Caribbean and 21st century United States are probably the most interesting portion of the novel. The drawback is that no one period is allowed enough time on stage to fully develop the characters.
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