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My Love, My Love, Or, The Peasant Girl

Guy, Rosa (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Love, My Love, Or, The Peasant Girl
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Baker & Taylor
In this Caribbean retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," Dâesirâee, a peasant girl, finds love and then heartbreak with a rich young man.

Perseus Publishing

Rosa Guy’s tropical retelling of "The Little Mermaid" is the gorgeous, tragic love story of Désirée, a beautiful peasant girl who devotes herself to the handsome, aristocratic young man whose life she has saved. When his upper-class fami-ly feels that Désirée’s skin is too dark and her family too poor for a boy destined for power and wealth, Désirée proves that she is willing to give everything for love. This lovely reprint will break your heart.

Born in Trinidad, Rosa Guy has written 15 novels and has received the Coretta Scott King Award, and The New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year citation.


Rosa Guy is a fine writer and she continually gives us new issues to contemplate.--Maya Angelou


Blackwell North Amer
Adapted into the highly successful Broadway musical Once on This Island (nominated for eight Tony Awards), Rosa Guy's tropical retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's fable "The Little Mermaid" is the tragic love story of Desiree, the beautiful peasant girl who devotes herself body and soul to a handsome urban "prince" whose life she has saved from an accident near her village.
Unfortunately, his upper-class family feels that Desiree's skin is too dark and her family too poor for a boy who will be king, and Desiree proves that she is willing to give everything, even her young life, for the purest love she has ever known.

Authors: Guy, Rosa
Statement of Responsibility: by Rosa Guy
Title: My love, my love, or, The peasant girl
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, c2001
Characteristics: 168 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject Headings: Social classes Fiction Caribbean Area Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Topical Term: Black author
Social classes
Local Subject Heading: Black author
Alternate Title: Peasant girl
My love, my love
LCCN: 2001058250
ISBN: 1566891310
Branch Call Number: FIC G
Research Call Number: Sc C 04-297
JFD 03-379
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