Land of Love and Drowning

  • by Tiphanie Yanique
  • Narrated by Cherise Boothe, Korey Jackson, Rachel Leslie, Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A major debut from an award-winning writer - an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands.
In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them.
Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Wholly unique, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the author's own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evokes an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through 60 years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prize-winning young writer.


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Customer Reviews

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TW: incest

This is a beautifully written book, truly lovely language. Trigger warning: this novel is full of many types and layers of incest, which will naturally be very disturbing and/or triggering for some of us.
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- Carrissa

The Girl Done Good

What made the experience of listening to Land of Love and Drowning the most enjoyable?

I loved listening to this novel with the various voices

Who was your favorite character and why?

Annette, she truly found her soulmate.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Great voice quality and patois

If you could take any character from Land of Love and Drowning out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Eonna to hear more of the family's secrets.

Any additional comments?

Great book. It ignited a fire and family memories in me to further explore my Jamaican roots.

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- Art Fan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-17-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books