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Book Title: The Boiling Season|
The author of the book: Christopher Hebert
Date of issue: February 28th 2012
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Read full description of the books The Boiling Season:Growing up in the slums of a politically volatile Caribbean island, Alexandre dreamed of escape. What he lacks in opportunity, he makes up for in ambition, and soon the driven young man lands a position as caretaker of a derelict estate purchased by a wealthy foreign businesswoman.
While the country chafes under the dictates of a brutal new despot, Alexandre settles into a comfortable life in the mountains outside the capital, removed from the politican and social turmoil. Overseeing the estate’s restoration evokes for him an innocent, idyllic past. When his new employer decides to turn the property into a decadent, jet-setting resort, Alexandre sees it as the culmination of his childhood dreams.
Losing himself in the creation of this opulent Eden, Alexandre severs the last links to his past. But the outside world is crumbling. Trapped in the middle of a war he has ignored, he is forced to face the limits of the paradise he has created when an armed gang of rebellious slumdwellers, battling to topple a savage regime, invades his sanctuary. Caught between past and present, despair and justice, Alexandre must choose between preserving the estate he loves and protecting those he has spent his life trying to escape.
Read information about the authorCHRISTOPHER HEBERT is the author of the novels Angels of Detroit (Bloomsbury 2016) and The Boiling Season (HarperCollins, 2012), winner of the 2013 Friends of American Writers award. He is also co-editor of Stories of Nation: Fictions, Politics, and the American Experience (forthcoming UT Press). His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such publications as FiveChapters, Cimarron Review, Narrative, Interview, and the Millions. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is editor-at-large for the University of Michigan Press. Currently he lives in Knoxville, TN, where he is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee.
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