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The Ten Incarnations of Adam Avatar

Kevin Baldeosingh


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This postmodern historical novel addresses power, sex, and the role of the imagination in constructing social realities. Adam Avatar has been, among other incarnations, a Spanish priest, a slave trader, a white indentured servant, and a female pirate. In each incarnation, however, he is killed at age 50 by his nemesis the Shadowman, a fate he hopes to elude in his life as a Caribbean everyman, with the aid of a psychiatrist. The historical periods of his life are vividly portrayed with Joycean grasp of historical voice, examining the wrongs of each period and discovering the malleability of individuals in different social environments.

Peepal Tree Press Ltd., 9781845230005, 400pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2004

About the Author

Kevin Baldeosingh is a novelist and newspaper columnist at the Trinidad Express.