Catalogue


Easy in the islands : stories /
by Bob Shacochis.
imprint
New York, NY : Penguin Books, [1986]
description
212 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. --
ISBN
0140083014 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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geographic term
More Details
imprint
New York, NY : Penguin Books, [1986]
isbn
0140083014 (pbk.)
contents note
Easy in the islands -- Dead reckoning -- Lord Short Shoe wants the monkey -- The heart's advantage -- Redemption songs -- Hot days on the Gold Coast -- The pelican -- Hunger -- Mundo's sign.
catalogue key
161505
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
A contributing editor for Outside and Harper's, Bob Shacochis has been a GQ columnist and writer for numerous other national publications
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
National Book Awards, USA, 1985 : Won
Summaries
Main Description
Winner of the National Book Award for first fiction, Easy in the Islands is a collection of stories by one of America's foremost contemporary fiction writers. Infused with the rhythms and the beat of the Caribbean, these vivid tales of paradise sought and paradise lost are as lush, steamy, and invigorating as the islands themselves. From fishing fleets in remote atolls too small to appear on any map and reggae bars on islands narrow enough to walk across in an hour, to the sprawling barrios and yacht-filled marinas of Miami, Bob Shacochis charts a course across a Caribbean that no one who has ever been there on vacation will recognize.
Unpaid Annotation
A calypso bandleader, Lord Short Shoe, schemes with a sexy black singer to bilk an American out of his pride and his companion monkey. Two poor islanders stumble in a violent encounter that might just escalate into revolution. And an entire island bureaucracy casually confounds the attempts of a hotel owner to get his dead mother out of the freezer. Infused with the rhythms and the beat of the Caribbean, these vivid tales of paradise sought and paradise lost are as lush, steamy, and invigorating as the islands themselves.
Table of Contents
Easy in the Islandsp. 1
Dead Reckoningp. 28
Lord Short Shoe Wants the Monkeyp. 53
The Heart's Advantagep. 72
Redemption Songsp. 102
Hot Day on the Gold Coastp. 128
The Pelicanp. 155
Hungerp. 172
Mundo's Signp. 187
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