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Valmiki's Daughter by Shani Mootoo (Paperback, 2009)

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Valmiki's Daughter by Shani Mootoo

The story circles around a well-to-do Trinidadian family, in particular, Valmiki, a renowned doctor and loving if confused father, and his youngest daughter, Viveka, lively, intelligent, and intent on escaping the gilded cage that protects but also smothers her. Father and daughter conceal painful secrets about their sexual identities, and it is Viveka's struggle to discover the truth about herself that threatens to unmask her father and shake the foundations of her family and her delicately calibrated society.

Mootoo writes with an unusual combination of clear-eyed affection and expansive humanity about society and its hierarchies, peeling back layers of prejudice and exposing the complex interaction of race, gender, class, and sexuality.


Format: Paperback | 398 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.3 x 3 | 544g

Publication Date: 01 Aug 2009

Publisher: UWA Publishing

Publication City/Country: Crawley, Australia

Language: English

ISBN10: 1921401362

ISBN13: 9781921401367


Condition: Very Good

A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor scuff marks along the edges. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.