Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9781784877026 Category:

No Pain Like This Body

Harold Sonny Ladoo

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9781784877026 Category:
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‘A masterpiece of hurt’ The New York Times

Set in the Eastern Caribbean at the beginning of the twentieth century, No Pain Like this Body describes the perilous existence of a poor rice-growing family during the August rainy season. Their struggles to cope with illness, a drunken and unpredictable father, and the violence of the elements end in unbearable loss.

Through vivid, vertiginous prose, and with brilliant economy and originality, Ladoo creates a fearful world of violation and grief, in the face of which even the most despairing efforts to endure stand out as acts of courage.

Publisher Review

To anyone who knows Caribbean literature, his novel is infamous, and Ladoo is seen as one of the region's great literary stars * Independent * A masterpiece of hurt * New York Times *

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