A major debut from an award-winning writer — an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s, the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule, and an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea. Land of love and drowning pdf by the shipwreck are two sisters and their half brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them.
Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Uniquely imagined, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel García Márquez, and the author’s own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evoke an entire world and way of life and love.
Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prizewinning young writer. In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died.