Carnival Girl

Description

158 pages
$11.95
ISBN 0-9697720-3-3
DDC C813'.54

Year

1996

Contributor

Reviewed by Kenrick E.A. Mose

Kenrick E.A. Mose is an associate professor of Spanish Studies at the
University of Guelph.

Review

In Guyana Boy, Bernard Heydorn explored growing up in a
lower-middle-class, mixed-race family in Guyana. Set in Trinidad at
Carnival time, Carnival Girl tells the story of a Canadian professor
whose romance with a married Trinidadian woman unfolds over the course
of the carnival experience, and ends in tragedy. Heydorn’s
descriptions of Trinidadian customs may be of interest to potential
visitors, but readers in search of a good story will be dismayed by this
novel’s clichéd language and by its two-dimensional characters.

Citation

Heydorn, Bernard., “Carnival Girl,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 25, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/5140.