Books by Robert Antoni

AS FLIES TO WHATLESS BOYS by Robert Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Strikes strong emotional chords."
Antoni (Carnival, 2005, etc.) offers up a novel set in 19th-century and modern-day Trinidad. Read full book review >
CARNIVAL by Robert Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An okay story, sunk by pretensions."
Antoni (My Grandmother's Erotic Folktales, 2001, etc.) turns a Hemingway classic of early-20th-century angst into a less-than-classic tale of Caribbean aimlessness. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2001

"It's a mess (the concluding episode is especially disjointed and truncated), but Grandmother's sensual energies and fluent loquacity make this Antoni's most accessible and enjoyable fiction nevertheless."
Another inveterate yarnspinner dominates this chaotically structured yet frequently entertaining third novel (Blessed Is the Fruit, 1997, etc.) from American-born Antoni, who grew up in the Bahamas. Read full book review >
BLESSED IS THE FRUIT by Robert Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

In Caribbean writer Antoni's second novel (after Divina Trace, 1992), drenched to soddenness with lush language and symbolism, two women—one black, one white—tell their melodramatic life stories to an unborn child. As black maid Vel lies on her employer's bed recovering from a failed abortion done with a pair of scissors, Lilla Grandsol, her white mistress, is stirred to recall moments in her own life. Read full book review >

DIVINA TRACE by Robert Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1992

Old Granny Myrna, on her deathbed, tells her grandson, Johnny Domingo, the miraculous Caribbean tale of Magdelena the nun who, with Barto as the father, births a half-man/half-frog child whose existence then becomes the stuff of legend and leads to Magdelena's universal canonization on the island of Corpus Christi by the whole ethnic mix. Read full book review >