Journals Log In | Journals Account Info

Books Cart  
Journals Cart  
 
 
SEARCH
  
Browse Books

New November Books


World War I Books
John G. Neihardt Library
UNP e-Newsletter (PDF version)
Recent Award Winners

Facebook page  Twitter  Pinterest

Connect with Us

American Indian & Indigenous Studies

American Indian &
Indigenous Studies e-catalog

Download PDF

History

History e-catalog
Download PDF

Fall/Winter 2014 catalog

Fall/Winter 2014 e-catalog
Download PDF

Potomac Books

JPS

 

 

 

Rosie Carpe, Rosie Carpe, 0803233485, 0-8032-3348-5, 978-0-8032-3348-5, 9780803233485, Marie NDiaye Translated by Tamsin Black, European Women Writers, Rosie Carpe, 0803283830, 0-8032-8383-0, 978-0-8032-8383-1, 9780803283831, Marie NDiaye Translated by Tamsin Black, European Women Writer

Rosie Carpe
Marie NDiaye
Translated by Tamsin Black

hardcover
2004. 310 pp.
978-0-8032-3348-5
$45.00 s
 
paperback
2004. 310 pp.
978-0-8032-8383-1
$19.95 t
 

When pregnant Rosie Carpe, her fatherless five-year-old son in tow, arrives in Guadeloupe looking for her elusive brother, Lazare, the world already seems a plenty confusing place. Could the man who comes to meet her, an elegant black man calling himself Lagrand, actually be her disheveled white brother? Are her parents, who abandoned her in Paris, rediscovering themselves in an outrageous second youth of outlandish affairs, or have they simply lost their minds? And does Rosie have a hope of slipping the sticky grasp of her former employer and seducer, who moonlights as a video pornographer?

If it seems unlikely that the feckless Lazare, missing for five years as he followed his own twisted path, might help, or that carnivalesque Guadeloupe, where murder and mayhem are the natural outcomes of “business ventures,” might be the place for Rosie to find peace, then Marie NDiaye may have a few surprises in store for her reader. Amid the blurring boundaries and shifting values, the indistinct realities and confusing certainties of Rosie Carpe, a love story unfolds, and all that is ambiguous and tenuous–in short, all of Rosie’s world–is underpinned with a measure of tenderness.


Marie NDiaye, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 2009, is the author of seven novels and lives in France. Her novel Rosie Carpe was published in France where it won the Prix Femina in 2001. Tamsin Black is a freelance translator and most recently translated Sylvie Matton’s Rembrandt’s Whore.

“NDiaye’s Creative style turns this depressing yet fascinating novel into a page-turner. The strange characters, many of whom are described as having bizarre, transparent eyes, seem somehow to come to life. A sense of unreality, intensified by a persistent yellow hue, bathes and enhances the entire work.”—Jayne R. Boisvert, Multicultural Review


Also of Interest

Conquering Horse, Second Edition
Frederick Manfred


My √Āntonia
Willa Cather


O Pioneers!
Willa Cather


Song of the Lark
Willa Cather