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The roving tree, by Elsie Augustave

Label
The roving tree
Title
The roving tree
Statement of responsibility
by Elsie Augustave
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elsie Augustave's debut novel explores multiple themes: separation and loss, rootlessness, the impact of class privilege and color consciousness, and the search for cultural identity. The central character, Iris Odys, is the offspring of Hagathe, a Haitian maid, and a French-educated mulatto father, Brahami, who cares little about his child. Hagathe, who had always dreamed of a better life for her child, is presented with the perfect opportunity when Iris is five years old. Adopted by a white American couple, Iris is transported from her tiny remote Haitian village, Monn Neg, to an American suburb. The Roving Tree illuminates how imperfectly assimilated adoptees struggle to remember their original voices and recapture their personal histories and cultural legacy. Set between two worlds{u2014}suburban America and Haiti under Papa Doc's repressive regime{u2014}the novel offers a unique literary glimpse into the deeply entrenched class discrimination and political repression of Haiti during the Duvalier era, along with the subtle but nonetheless dangerous effects of American racism
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Augustave, Elsie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.U375
LC item number
R68 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adopted children
  • Adoptees
  • Haiti
Label
The roving tree, by Elsie Augustave
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn812258692
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781617751653
Lccn
2012954507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812258692
  • (Sirsi) a1638875
Label
The roving tree, by Elsie Augustave
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn812258692
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781617751653
Lccn
2012954507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812258692
  • (Sirsi) a1638875

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