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Red Island house : a novel / Andrea Lee.

Lee, Andrea, 1953- (author.).


"Gorgeously evocative, Red Island House follows two decades in the life of Shay, an African-American professor whose husband Senna, a brash and wealthy Italian businessman, builds her a dream house in Madagascar."-- Provided by publisher.
When Shay, a Black American professor marries Senna, an Italian businessman, she doesn't imagine that her life's greatest adventure will carry her far beyond their home in Milan to an idyllic stretch of beach in Madagascar, where Senna builds a flamboyant vacation villa. Before she knows it, Shay has become the somewhat reluctant mistress of a sprawling household, caught between her privileged American upbringing and her connection to the continent of her ancestors. At first she is content to be an observer, but over twenty tumultuous years of marriage, as she and Senna raise children and establish their own rituals at the house, Shay finds herself drawn ever deeper into a place where a blend of magic, sexual intrigue, and transgression forms a modern-day parable of colonial conquest. -- adapted from jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9781982137809
  • ISBN: 1982137800
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The Packet War -- The Children -- Blondes -- Sirens -- Voice -- Noble Rot -- The Rivals -- Guess Who's Coming To Dinner -- Sister Shadow -- Elephants' Graveyard.
Subject: African American women > Madagascar > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Culture conflict > Fiction.
FICTION / African American & Black / Women.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce.
African American women.
African American women > Fiction.
Madagascar > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

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