A lush and evocative tale of prejudice, painting and desire in post-emancipation Trinidad.
Written in a magnificent prose style that matches the art it describes
Like Cazabon, we fall in love numerous times with this complicated world, full of prejudice and social injustice. Scott, born on a sugar estate, knows this society intimately and paints this world with skill and grace.
A beautiful subtle and sensitive novel
In this intimate, compassionate portrait of 19th century Trinidad, Lawrence Scott presents a gripping tale of a world burdened by its secrets and exposed by its art.
Accomplished ... Scott's book is more than just a fanciful biography, with the author exploring a wide range of issues, from race to sexual equality. Throughout it all the writing is magnificent.
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