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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date October 27, 2009
Pages 249
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802144621
ISBN-10 0802144624
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Shani Mootoo’s haunting debut took the international literary world by storm. A Book Sense selection and a finalist for the Giller Prize, the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, Cereus Blooms at Night is an exquisite cross-generational history filled with thrilling passion and alluring mystery.  Set in the fictional Caribbean town of Paradise, Cereus Blooms at Night unveils the mystery surrounding Mala Ramchandin, an aging, notoriously crazy woman suspected of murdering her father. When a judge finds Mala unfit to stand trial, she is delivered, frail and mute, to the Paradise Alms House and into the care of Tyler, a vivacious male nurse, who becomes the unlikely storyteller of Mala’s extraordinary life. In luminous, sensual prose, Mootoo explores identity, gender, and violence in a celebration of our capacity to love despite cruelty and despair.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786217342 Book cover for 9780802116338
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (February 1, 1999)
9780786217342 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $28.95
About: When Mala, old and notoriously crazy, arrives at the Paradise Alms House, she is placed in the tender care of Tyler, a gay male nurse, and an extraordinary relationship begins to develop.
from Grove Pr (September 1, 1998)
9780802116338 | details & prices | 249 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Judged unfit to stand trail for a murder she is accused of committing many years before, the aging, notoriously crazy Mala Ramchandin is placed under the care of a vivacious male nurse who becomes her unlikely confidant
Paperback
Book cover for 9780380731992 Book cover for 9780771064005 Book cover for 9780802144621 Book cover for 9781862072497
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Grove Pr (October 27, 2009)
9780802144621 | details & prices | 249 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Shani Mootoo’s haunting debut took the international literary world by storm.
from Perennial (September 1, 1999)
9780380731992 | details & prices | 249 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $13.99
About: Sent to the town of Paradise in the Caribbean many years earlier when she is declared unfit to stand trial for murder, Mala eventually confides her story in a sympathetic male nurse.
New edition from Granta Books (April 1, 1999)
9781862072497 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.55
About: When Mala, old and notoriously crazy, arrives at the Paradise Alms House, she is placed in the tender care of Tyler, a gay male nurse, and an extraordinary relationship begins to develop.
from McClelland & Stewart Ltd (March 30, 1998)
9780771064005 | details & prices | List price $17.99
About: When Mala, old and notoriously crazy, arrives at the Paradise Alms House, she is placed in the tender care of Tyler, a gay male nurse, and an extraordinary relationship begins to develop.
from Press Gang Pub (October 1, 1996)
9780889740648 | details & prices | 249 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.95

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