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The Autobiography of Paras P - Book by Kevin Baldeosingh

Virgin's Triangle - Book by Kevin Baldeosingh

The Autobiography of Paras P

Cover Design by
Touchpaper
Illustration by
Spike Gerrell

Heinemann 1996
0-435-98818-2

The Ten Incarnations
of Adam Avatar

Cover artwork by
Marsha Pearce

Peepal Tree 2005
1-84523-000-0

Virgin's Triangle

Cover Design by
Touchpaper
Illustration by
Andrew Holmes

Heinemann 1997
0-435-98947-2


Set in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, this hilarious satire presents the inimitable Paras P.Discover the undiluted truth about the self-declared anti-revolutionary of the order of Jesus Christ and Mahatma Gandhi, the Founder of the Centre for Correctness.With a little help from a tape recorder, Paras P. reveals all we need to know about politics, religion, marriage and sexual norms."Provides ongoing laughter." Publishers Weekly"Baldeosingh's creative humour should not be missed."
Wasafiri


"Tell me if I am mad," Adam Avatar, a copper-skinned man with startling green eyes, asks Dr. Surendra Sankar, a psychiatrist in Trinidad. Aged forty-nine, there is some urgency in his request, since he fears that, very shortly, when he reaches his fiftieth birthday, he will die at the hands of his nemesis, the Shadowman. Adam believes he is nearly five hundred years old and has gone through nine previous incarnations, including living as a fifteenth century Amerindian, a Spanish conquistador, a Portuguese slaver and a Yoruba slave, a female pirate and a female stickfighter in nineteenth century Trinidad. Not unreasonably, Dr. Sankar reaches for his pad to prescribe drugs used to control delusional states. More ...


Giselle Karan is twenty-six, attractive, has a blossoming career - and is still a virgin.When she meets Vishnu and Robert, men at opposite ends of the social spectrum, she begins to wonder if this condition is only temporary.Juxtaposing references to Freud and eyeliner, Icarus and super-glue, this romantic comedy gives a humorous commentary on contemporary relationships and Caribbean class prejudice."Funny and crisply written."
Cosmopolitan"A thoroughly compelling and entertaining read."
Calabash"Rapid-fire wit speckled with double entendres."
Islands Magazine

 

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