Another Sun (2020)

Another Sun Timothy Williams Another Sun The long awaited return of Timothy Williams CWA award winning grand master of crime fiction whom The Observer named one of the Best Modern European Crime Writers The sun drenched Caribbean island
  • Title: Another Sun
  • Author: Timothy Williams
  • ISBN: 9781616951566
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
Another Sun Timothy Williams The long awaited return of Timothy Williams, CWA award winning grand master of crime fiction, whom The Observer named one of the 10 Best Modern European Crime Writers The sun drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic But in 1980, the scars of colonialism are still fresh, and ethnic tensThe long awaited return of Timothy Williams, CWA award winning grand master of crime fiction, whom The Observer named one of the 10 Best Modern European Crime Writers The sun drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic But in 1980, the scars of colonialism are still fresh, and ethnic tensions and political unrest seethe just below the surface of everyday life French Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud relocated to this beautiful Caribbean island confident that she could make it her new home But her day to day life is rife with frustration Now she is assigned a murder case in which she is sure the chief suspect, an elderly ex con named H g sippe Bray, is a political scapegoat Her superiors are dismissive of her efforts to prove Bray innocent, and to add insult to injury, Bray himself won t even speak to her because she s a woman But she won t give up, and Anne Marie s investigations lead her into a complex tangle of injustice, domestic terrorists, broken hearts, and maybe even voodoo.
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  1. Paul Oliver

    ANOTHER SUN is as formally clever and socially engaged a crime novel as I ve read Williams narrative trick of leaving out internalized detail and dialogue forces the reader to key in on those other communicative traits, like physical proximity, hand gesturing and facial expression What remains is a firsthand and thoroughly chilling sense of the banality of human violence and the absolute void of knowledge we call our fellow man Colonial politics, race and gender issues all feature centrally in t [...]

  2. Dalen

    I found the story to be slow, with too many pieces of the puzzle suddenly revealed at the end, with an ending that just wasn t that surprising This book was disappointing for me.

  3. Bridget

    Guadeloupe may look like a tiny island paradise owned by the French, but under the lazy tropical sun, Guadeloupe is like a political powder keg How can an outsider like Marie Laveaud have any hope of representing the law of France here, when the reality is so different The storyMarie Laveaud has moved to Guadeloupe with her son Fabrice and her husband Jean Michel Marie immediately got work as a judge of inquiry, but Jean Michel, a native of the island, is not so lucky He seems to apply for lots [...]

  4. Shirley

    A few weeks ago I picked up a library book The Honest Folk of Guadeloupe by Timothy Williams, attracted to it on the display as we know someone who lives in the French Caribbean on that very island Realising it was the second book in a series I borrowed the first book, Another Sun , instead When I got home I discovered that the author was born in Walthamstow London, E17, UK where I was born and still live, but has long lived abroad initially in Europe and now in Guadeloupe.The BBC shows an enjoy [...]

  5. Nthepa

    Timothy Williams was born in London and has lived in France, Italy and Romania where he worked for the British Council He currently resides on the island of Guadeloupe where he teaches The CWA award winning author has written five crime novels set in Italy and two including Another Sun set in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe Before Another Sun was published in New York by Soho Crime it was first written in French, titled Un autre soleis, and published by Rivages in Paris The novel is se [...]

  6. Clay Stafford

    I love taking trips to places I ve never been and I think this is the first novel I ve read set in Guadeloupe It is an underdog tale with a twist Another Sun by Timothy Williams is a gripping story of a judge who takes it upon herself to prove a man innocent whom everyone else thinks is guilty The twist is that the accused has no interest in helping his counsel because she is a woman and he is a man This is a story of an area flavored by old politics, gender bias, and racial prejudices against a [...]

  7. Laura

    Another Sun by Timothy Williams follows Anne Marie, a juge d instruction, which seems to be in the Guadeloupian judicial system a weird combination of the American detective and prosecutor It s also up to her to decide if the cases assigned to her bear enough evidence to go to court Her backstory is never completely fleshed out, but its clear that she is a transplant to Guadeloupe, that she has the appearance of a white woman, is probably Jewish, and at one point lived with her family in Algeria [...]

  8. Eric Cohen

    Honestly, I couldn t find anything to like about this book I read a positive review on another site, which is why I picked up Another Sun, but now having read it I think the reviewer must have been either a friend of the author or an employee of the publisher.The book is chock full of French and French Caribbean words, terms and phrases that are never explained The characters work for various organizations with French names that are also never explained, so it is unclear who is working for whom [...]

  9. Sarah Nurgat

    Things I enjoyed about this book the insight into gender, race and political issues in Guadeloupe the inclusion of historical events and the effects on present day life on the island the sensual descriptions of GuadeloupeThings that disappointed me the lack of character development you get glimpses of each character but many questions are left unanswered the unsatisfying ending, which left me none the wiser about the motives of the main culprit the general feeling of negativity in the author s p [...]

  10. Lillian

    A murder mystery embroiled in political corruption is set in the sun drenched Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe that has a tense colonial connection to France.French Algerian Judge Anne Marie Lavaud is entrusted with unraveling the mystery but as she navigates the tangled web of the case she finds her own life coming apart in the process Cast, color, voodoo, and political unrest are a great part of the island and contribute to this compelling narrative.Williams has created a complex thriller full o [...]

  11. Francis

    Hard for me to rate What if a very talented landscape artist were to paint an ugly landscape and because the artist is very talented and true to his her subject, all we see is the essence of its ugliness, because that s all it really is.Is that a good artist Some would say yes, some would say no Me, I m on the fence.Well, I enjoyed reading the book, although with the sense of being a voyeur, watching somebody alone in an alien land with no one to trust and no way to help And the ending There was [...]

  12. Monty

    This was not one of my favorite mystery novels to read Thank goodness for the short chapters, which kept me going What was missing for me was the usual depth of character in most of the other books I have read The information about the culture and politics of the locale was useful There was so much withheld from the reader that when the ending parts came, the conclusions of who was culpable and why almost seemed to come out of left field And the ending totally left me dangling, though I don t th [...]

  13. Tiffini

    Very interesting from the perspective of racial division however, it seemed really sudden and convenient the way things fell into place The detective didn t seem to come up with one piece of evidence on her own Seriously the strangest mystery i have read in that respect Also was she pregnant or what and I feel like either i didn t download the very end or it ended suddenly I feel like this was planned for a series but not sure since any crime she solves will just be swept under the rug by the po [...]

  14. Nancy

    Set in Guadeloupe, an overseas department of France, this novel is set in the 1980s The author takes on the legacy of colonialism, ethnic tensions, and political unrest The mystery is a complex web of all these different threads I found it a trifle bit hard to follow the chapter transitions a couple of times The ending is interesting and that s enough to say about that.A good read.

  15. Joggingt

    Very enlightening regarding culture and beliefs in Guadalupe The dynamics between races, the old families and those from France is very telling Not sure if I want to go there

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