Search Results: "Robert Antoni"


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BLESSED IS THE FRUIT by Robert Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Caribbean gothic with literary pretensions."
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. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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TRINIDAD NOIR by Earl Lovelace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Whether history repeats itself or progress is stalled by people's infinite capacity to get in their own ways, these 19 reprinted tales offer a bittersweet perspective on the cussedness of human nature."
Lovelace and Antoni offer a "subversive" take on island culture to complement the 21st-century look at Trinidad offered by Lisa Allen-Agostini and Jeanne Mason's Trinidad Noir (2008). Read full book review >

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

"Where was the editor on watch when this book came through?"
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 >

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BOOK REVIEW

MADAME by Antoni Libera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Put this one already on the list of this year's best novels."
Readers who admired Bernhard Schlink's The Reader won't want to miss this scintillating bildungsroman about a charmingly self-absorbed Polish teenager pursuing intellectual maturity—and the older woman of his dreams—in postwar Communist-controlled Warsaw. Read full book review >

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PARADISE OVERDOSE by Brian Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Like sex without a climax: leaves you frustrated and overtired."
The quest for ``coke and pussy'' blisters with pretension in attorney Antoni's first novel, a Bahamian brat pack also-ran that's ten years too late and ten times as dull as its 1980s prototypes. Read full book review >

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BLOCK 11 by Piero degli Antoni
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Not by any means as emotionally draining as Sophie's Choice, but highly effective on its own terms."
When three prisoners escape from Auschwitz, 10 others are selected for execution. Read full book review >

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SOUTH BEACH by Brian Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Antoni does nothing by halves: His characters are overdone, overripe or oversexed—or a combination of the three."
For the past several years, Gabriel Tucker has lived riotously courtesy of a trust fund, but now… Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"One romping celebration of boyhood to read again and again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"What are little boys made of?" In Neubecker's hands, the answer is a whole lot of fun! Read full book review >