On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9780676974478_cover Enlarge Cover View Excerpt
5 of 5
1 rating
rated!
rated!
list price: $24.00
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9780676974478
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada

The Book of Ifs and Buts

by Rabindranath Maharaj

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
short stories (single author)
5 of 5
1 rating
rated!
rated!
list price: $24.00
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9780676974478
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada
Description

“For so long I imagined I was making some long journey which would make sense when I had reached the end, but now I realize there are no journeys, just imprints in other people’s dusty footsteps.” -- from Journey of Angels

Recognized for his first collection of short fiction, The Interloper, with a nomination for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, Rabindranath Maharaj displays that distinct talent again in The Book of Ifs and Buts. Part of our new Vintage Tales series, these stories tell the experience of immigrants as they take up new lives, often alone, in strange lands. With passion and a discreet comic sensibility, Maharaj brings poignancy and enduring beauty to lives that
prosper, suffer, endure heartbreak and realize dreams.

Contributor Notes

Rabindranath Maharaj is the author of The Lagahoo’s Apprentice (“This may be the best Canadian novel yet written about the Caribbean.” -- The Toronto Star) and Homer in Flight, which was shortlisted for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. This is his second collection of short stories. He was born in Trinidad and now lives in Ajax, Ontario.

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Reading Lists Featuring “The Book of Ifs and Buts”

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...