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March 2018 Fiction: Literary

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Black Sugar
By (author): Miguel Bonnefoy Translated by: Emily Boyce
9781910477526 Paperback, Trade English General Trade : Age (years) from 15 - 80 FICTION / Literary Apr 13, 2018
$22.50 CAD
Active 5 x 7 x 0.53 in 208 pages Gallic Books

A prize-winning author's magical realist fable about greed and corruption in Venezuela,Black Sugar gives a fascinating view of the country's social and economic development throughout the twentieth century through the story of a family of sugarcane growers. It tells of buried treasure and the legendary privateer Henry Morgan.

Miguel Bonnefoy was born in France in 1986 to a Venezuelan mother and a Chilean father. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Prix du Jeune Ecrivain. His first novel, Octavio's Journey, has sold more than 25,000 copies in France and has been awarded the Prix Edmée de la Rochefoucauld, Prix de la Vocation and Prix Fénéon, was shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt First Novel Award and was highly commended by the Prix des Cinq Continents.

Praise forOctavio's Journey:
'An unforgettable new voice'Le Soir

‘A wonderful debut’Libération

‘Simply magical’Elle

‘A masterfully composed poetic and picaresque fable’Le Figaro

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