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Secrets we kept : three women of Trinidad / Krystal A. Sital.

Sital, Krystal A., (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
AHJ - Hardeeville Branch BIO SITAL (Text) 30365101298926 Adult Biography Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 972.983 Sital Krystal (Text) 22960001551786 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Powdersville Branch 972.983 Sital Krystal (Text) 22960001551794 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch 305.40972 SIT (Text) 0530006058793 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Lancaster - Indian Land Branch 305.4 SIT (Text) 30553103451854 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393609264
  • ISBN: 039360926X
  • Physical Description: 337 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]

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There, in a lush landscape of fire-petaled immortelle trees and vast plantations of coffee and cocoa, where the three hills along the southern coast act as guardians against hurricanes, Krystal A. Sital grew up idolizing her grandfather, a wealthy Hindu landowner. Years later, to escape crime and economic stagnation on the island, the family resettled in New Jersey, where Krystal's mother works as a nanny, and the warmth of Trinidad seems a pretty yet distant memory. But when her grandfather lapses into a coma after a fall at home, the women he has terrorized for decades begin to speak, and a brutal past comes to light. In the lyrical patois of her mother and grandmother, Krystal learns the long-held secrets of their family's past, and what it took for her foremothers to survive and find strength in themselves. The relief of sharing their stories draws the three women closer, the music of their voices and care for one another easing the pain of memory. Violence, a rigid ethnic and racial caste system, and a tolerance of domestic abuse--the harsh legacies of plantation slavery--permeate the history of Trinidad. On the island's plantations, in its growing cities, and in the family's new home in America, "Secrets We Kept" tells a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and love, and most of all, the bonds among women and between generations that help them find peace with the past.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sital, Krystal A.
Sital, Krystal A. > Family.
Abused women > Trinidad and Tobago > Biography.
Trinidad and Tobago > Biography.
Trinidadian Americans > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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