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Who Slashed Celanire’s Throat?: A Fantastical Tale
by Maryse Conde

Publication Date: Aug 30, 2005
List Price: $16.95
Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780743482615
Imprint: Washington Square Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
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On one hand, beautiful Celanire — a woman mutilated at birth and left for dead — appears today to be a saint; she is a tireless worker who has turned numerous neglected institutions into vibrant schools for motherless children. But she is also a woman apprehended by demons, as death and misfortune seem to follow in her wake. Traveling from Guadeloupe to West Africa to Peru, the mysterious, seductive, and disarming Celanire is driven to uncover the truth of her past at any cost and avenge the crimes committed against her.
With her characteristic blend of magical realism and fantasy, and inspired by a true story, Maryse Conde hauntingly imagines Celanire in an unforgettable novel — a most dazzling addition to the deeply prolific and widely celebrated author’s brilliant body of work.



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