The wonder that was ours: a novel

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Dzanc Books,
Pub. Date:
2018.
Edition:
First U.S edition.
Language:
English
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Center for Fiction First Novel Prize - Longlist Wynston Cleave, a black taxi driver on a small Caribbean island, spent years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of the death of a wealthy white tourist. Finally released, he tries to piece his life together working as a bartender and reading literary classics to the unruly cockroaches infesting his taxi. On the anniversary of his arrest, Wynston picks up two white Americans just kicked off a cruise ship. The next day, the ship reports a deadly viral outbreak. As the tourist economy collapses, the island succumbs to riots and a devastating spiral of violence, and Wynston's fate becomes entwined with that of three strangers: his American passengers and a local named Tremor, the focus of a vicious police manhunt. Narrated by the sharp-witted roaches infesting Wynston's taxi, The Wonder That Was Ours explores deep racial and class divides through the most unlikely eyes imaginable, taking a unique perspective on prejudice, compassion, and the absurdity of the human experience. A poignant, worldly, and unforgettable novel in the spirit of Exit West and Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist .
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Ex-convicts -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Taxicab drivers -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
West Indies -- Fiction
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title_fullThe wonder that was ours : a novel / Alice Hatcher
The wonder that was ours : a novel [electronic resource] / Alice Hatcher
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Race relations
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