A BRIGHTER SUN by Samuel Selvon
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A BRIGHTER SUN

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Tobacco Road in a Trinidadian setting, but with the promise of ""A Brighter Sun."" This is the story of Tiger and his child bride, Urmilla, and their strivings to earn a livelihood and find a real meaning for their living amidst the poverty-stricken, East Indian, Negro, and Chinese population of wartime Trinidad. The exotic flavor of Calypso speech and the wild gaiety of Caribbean Saturday nights are a backdrop for Tiger's painful ascent into manhood, and his pitiful yearnings toward education, that make this story universal despite its strange mores... Special.

Pub Date: Jan. 16th, 1952
Publisher: Viking