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David Chariandy

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Includes the name: David John Chariandy

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Lovely and poignant story about immigration, poverty, loss, and sacrifice set in Toronto. It's a small book that packs a punch as it overwhelms the reader with the lyricism and clarity of its language. My parents are also Trinidadian who immigrated searching for a better life and in reading this novel I was comforted by the familiarity of the Trini foods and sayings mentioned. I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
 
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imjustmea | 26 other reviews | Dec 23, 2023 |
Longlisted for the Giller, A Globe and Mail Best Book, a CBC Reads book, Winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Chariandy was born in Scarborough Ontario. His parents were immigrants from Trinidad. His father is south-east Asian, his mother from Africa.

His fictional character, Michael, has a very similar background. Michael and his older brother Francis are being raised by their single mother.

This is full of tough situations and acute feelings - and beautiful language.
"I passed a rusted orange dumpster bleeding a sludgy smear towards a storm sewer."
… (more)
 
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ParadisePorch | 26 other reviews | Nov 22, 2023 |
This book written in 2017 is exactly how things are still similar in Toronto today. Maybe even worse in 2023. Very well written. Great book.
 
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beechwood | 26 other reviews | Jul 6, 2023 |
David Chariandy tells a story in this letter to his daughter of his life, being named and the effects it had on him, his heritage, his hopes and dreams. It was a quick read but told a full story.
 
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Shauna_Morrison | 5 other reviews | May 16, 2023 |

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