Dominican Moon

By Ken Norris

Dominican Moon
  • Currently 0 out of 5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Sign-up or sign-in to rate this book.


Composed like a dark novel-in-verse, Dominican Moon is the second book in Ken Norris’s travel trilogy. With Dante as his guide, he leaves behind the predominantly European terrain of the first book in this series, Limbo Road, and finds himself in the ?terra incognita” of ... Read more


Overview

Composed like a dark novel-in-verse, Dominican Moon is the second book in Ken Norris’s travel trilogy. With Dante as his guide, he leaves behind the predominantly European terrain of the first book in this series, Limbo Road, and finds himself in the ?terra incognita” of the Caribbean Sea.

On his own contemporary voyage of discovery of the island of Hispaniola, the ?new world” Columbus discovered in 1492, Norris encounters seductive lovers and moon-haunted tropical nights, dark Dominican rum and winter baseball, sugar cane fields and ?the city of shortstops. ”

At the heart of the book is an unsettling story of the deficiencies of love?of a perhaps not so divine comedy of those who didn’t love enough?steeped in a clash of cultures wherein the third world willingly, even perversely, offers itself up as a farm-team for the first, fuelled by the cataclysm of that other third world export, cocaine.

Ken Norris

Born in New York City in 1951, Ken Norris came to Canada in the early 1970s. He is currently a Professor of Canadian Literature, University of Maine. One of Canada's most prolific poets, Norris is the author of more than 30 books. His work has been widely anthologized in Canada and throughout the English-speaking world, as well as published in translation in France, Belgium, Israel and China. He divides his time between Canada, the U.S., and Asia.

Reviews

"Ken Norris. .. has been hailed as Canada's premier romantic poet. "
Toronto Star

"One of the best poets of his generation. "
Matrix

Reader Reviews

Tell us what you think!

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.