Primitive People: A Novel

Title

Primitive People: A Novel

Authors

Francine Prose

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

Young Simone flees the chaotic violence of Haiti only to land in a world no less brutal or bizarre--the world of upstate New York's Porter family. Here, dead sheep swing from trees, light bulbs are ceremoniously buried, a fur-clad mother carves terrifying goddesses from pumice, and learning to lie is the principle rite of passage into adulthood.

Publication Date

1992

Publisher

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

City

New York

State

NY

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History

Primitive People: A Novel

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