Dear Death
What is the crisis which drives Dalip to question the sources of the person he has become? He senses that it lies in his response to the deaths of some of those closest to him.
Sasenarine Persaud
ISBN number
Fiction, Novel
Country setting
Publication date
03 Jan 1989

Growing up in Guyana, he must confront the tensions between the Hindu culture of his family and the Western focus of his education. Should he follow Krishna's counsel not to grieve over what is inevitable or is he denying the full emotional life which his reading of D.H. Lawrence suggests is his human province? To begin the process of realising himself, Dalip embarks on a trawl of memory, returning to his earliest days. In the process, the reader is plunged into the heart of Dalip's bafflement, his surprise, his moments of realization.

'Love and death seem to be so delicately blended in this novel... a respectable addition to contemporary Caribbean literature which can with justification be selected as a text for formal study.' - Howard Fergus, The Caribbean Writer.

'A notable addition to the growing number of portraits of Indo-Guanese life...' - Frank Birbalsingh.

Sasenarine Persaud was born in Guyana. He has published two novels, a collection of stories and four collections of poetry. He currently lives and works in the USA.


Sasenarine Persaud

Sasenarine Persaud is the author of twelve books: nine poetry collections, including Demerary Telepathy (Peepal Tree, 1989) and The Wintering Kundalini (Peepal Tree); two novels published by Peepal Tree Press, Dear Death and The Ghost of Bellow's Man, and a collection of short fiction, Canada Geese and Apple Chatney. His awards include: the KM Hunter Foundation Award (Toronto), the Epstein Fellowship at Boston University, from which he has a Master's in Creative Writing, and fiction and poetry awards from The Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council. Persaud was born in Guyana and has lived in Canada for several years. He presently resides in Florida.
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