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Shani Mootoo


Shani Mootoo is the much-loved author of the novels Cereus Blooms at Night, which was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; He Drown She in the Sea, which was longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award; and Valmiki’s Daughter, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Mootoo was born in Ireland and grew up in Trinidad. She immigrated to Vancouver more than thirty years ago, and now lives near Toronto.

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He Drown She in the Sea
Written by Shani Mootoo

Trade Paperback | 360 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-6402-9 (0-7710-6402-0)

August 29, 2006 | $21.00

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He Drown She in the Sea
Written by Shani Mootoo

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771064029
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Set on the fictional Caribbean island of Guanagaspar around the time of the Second World War, and in modern-day Vancouver, He Drown She in the Sea, fulfills the promise of Shani Mootoo’s internationally acclaimed debut novel, Cereus Blooms at Night.

At the centre of the story is Harry St. George, the sonof...


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Cereus Blooms at Night
Written by Shani Mootoo

Trade Paperback | 280 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Gay; Fiction - Lesbian
978-0-7710-6400-5 (0-7710-6400-4)

March 28, 1998 | $21.00

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Cereus Blooms at Night
Written by Shani Mootoo

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771064005
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Bold and lyrical, sensual and highly charged, Cereus Blooms at Night is the beautifully written, much-talked-about first novel by Shani Mootoo, one of Canada’s most exciting new literary voices.

At the core of this haunting multi-generational novel are the shifting faces of Mala – adventurer and protector, recluse, and madwoman. Related by...