Texaco, Gallimard

£ 70.00 GBP
Texaco is a 1992 novel by French author Patrick Chamoiseau. Set in a shantytown on the outskirts of Fort-de-France (also the capital of the author’s home, Martinique), it is told by Marie-Sophie Laborieux, the daughter of a liberated slave. Marie-Sophie recounts her family’s history, starting with the 1820s and extending into the late 1900s. To construct such a long timeline, Marie-Sophie relies heavily on her father’s interpretation of the past and of the stories he heard from his ancestors. Condition is very good however as seen on picture there is a substanial crease on the front cover.