No Pain Like This Body
A Faulkner-esque Classic of Trinidadian literature - No Pain Like This Body is a lost masterpiece of contemporary fiction.
'A masterpiece of hurt' The New York Times
Set in the Eastern Caribbean at the beginning of the twentieth century, No Pain Like this Body describes the perilous existence of a poor rice-growing family during the August rainy season. Their struggles to cope with illness, a drunken and unpredictable father, and the violence of the elements end in unbearable loss.
Through vivid, vertiginous prose, and with brilliant economy and originality, Ladoo creates a fearful world of violation and grief, in the face of which even the most despairing efforts to endure stand out as acts of courage.
Praise for No Pain Like This Body
A masterpiece of hurtNew York Times
To anyone who knows Caribbean literature, his novel is infamous, and Ladoo is seen as one of the region's great literary starsIndependent