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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementRaphaël Confiant ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale.
ContributionsCoverdale, Linda.
LC ClassificationsPM7854.M259 C6713 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination169 p. ;
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL51727M
ISBN 100374199329
LC Control Number99057740

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Mamzelle Dragonfly describes the turmoil of Martinique in the s when the island sought independence from France. The novel, written in Creole and then translated into French by Confiant, has been translated into English for this edition. The novel flows well and contains a glossary of several Creole terms that may be unknown to the [ ]. Looking for books by Raphaël Confiant? See all books authored by Raphaël Confiant, including Mamzelle Dragonfly, and Eau de Cafe, and more on aphaël Confiant's ''Mamzelle Dragonfly'' -- originally published in the Creole of the author's native Martinique in , translated into French by the author in and now from French into English by Linda Coverdale -- drifts unevenly through the poor and violent streets of . Books by Raphaël Confiant Mamzelle Dragonfly (1st Edition) by Raphael Confiant, Linda Coverdale, Raphaël Confiant Paperback, Pages, Published by Bison Books ISBN , ISBN: