[EPUB] ↠ Bruised Hibiscus | by ☆ Elizabeth Nunez

Bruised Hibiscus By Elizabeth Nunez,

  • Title: Bruised Hibiscus
  • Author: Elizabeth Nunez
  • ISBN: 9780345451095
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year is 1954 A white woman s body, stuffed in a coconut bag, has washed ashore in Otatiti, Trinidad, and the British colony is rife with rumors In two homes, one in a distant shantytown, the other on the outskirts of a former sugar cane estate, two women hear the news and their blood runs cold Rosa, the white daughter of a landowner, and Zuela, the adopted daughterThe year is 1954 A white woman s body, stuffed in a coconut bag, has washed ashore in Otatiti, Trinidad, and the British colony is rife with rumors In two homes, one in a distant shantytown, the other on the outskirts of a former sugar cane estate, two women hear the news and their blood runs cold Rosa, the white daughter of a landowner, and Zuela, the adopted daughter of a Chinese shop owner used to play together as girls and witnessed something terrible behind a hibiscus bush many years ago.
    Bruised Hibiscus The year is A white woman s body stuffed in a coconut bag has washed ashore in Otatiti Trinidad and the British colony is rife with rumors In two homes one in a distant shantytown the other

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    1. There are many books that contain gross amounts and kinds of violence against women, and for many of them, this is the main reason they were written and the main reason some people read them There are other books, though, which contain enough shocking debasement and brutalisation of people mainly wimmin to match these but stand against the misogyny they describe What s the difference A book of fiction from a reality that doesn t deny a character their humanity doesn t let go of compassion and tr [...]

    2. While I wasn t a total fan of Ms Nunez s writing style, the story of Bruised Hibiscus was captivating Although the story grabs you, it is certainly not a happy story The reason I rated it so highly is because I can t hate characters so vehemently if the story is horrible And, hate them I did I found most of the characters just awful Until the very end, there are very few redeeming traits in any of the characters and I found that awfully unbelievable In a story with so many characters, I just fin [...]

    3. The story itself is well done and interesting but the writing style is very difficult Two themes in the book are opium addiction and the incomplete understanding a child has of adult affairs Pretty much all the prose comes across as under the fog of one of these states It s fine to give a sense of what that s like, but not to the point of confusing your reader so much they can t figure out what is happening.

    4. I have just finished and what a read The story is very black not a pun and weaves two womens lives together around the murder of a woman washed up on a Trinidad beach It deals with the sexual abuse that both Rosa and Zuela have experienced in their lives Rosa while married to a black Trinidadian man and Zuela from when she was taken from her family by a Chinese immigrant when 11 years old A riveting story from start to finish.

    5. This book personalizes the ugly racial struggle and hatred between whites and coloreds which includes Indians and Chinese in Trinidad Rosa and Zuela, the main characters, are appealing and represent than just two aspects of the divide The writing is spellbinding, though the author s message about the damage of inadequate mothering seems overly stressed, even though I tend to agree with it The ending is both painfully sad and wonderfully happy.

    6. I picked up this book and in my opinion it was a slow read at the beginning however once I got past the first couple of chapters I could not put the book down Wonderful writing technique with beautiful attention to details to really put you in the story There were a few shocking revelations that were made throughout the story however one in particular I wished didn t happen when it came to Agnes.

    7. Ms Nunez s prose was of course beautiful and she creates a vivid picture of her native Trinidad that makes me want However, I couldn t give it 5 stars because I hated, hated, hated the ending I almost stopped reading after chapter 19 I know the world can sometimes be a brutal and dangerous place for young women but this just felt a bit gratuitous to me.

    8. Read this for Caribbean Romances Nunez s writing is magnificently beautiful but not cheesy This is not a love story, in case you think that s what my class is about It s about violence and hatred and grudges, and kind of where these things could have come from in the DR.

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