The Rat

Patrick Chamoiseau

Fort-de-France, at that time, had not yet declared war on rats. Along with the crabs, they inhabited the crumbled sidewalks and canals of the city. They haunted the gullies. They scoured the basements; they emerged in the nocturnal refuse and accompanied the insomniac strolls of lunar poets. A colon…


Fort-de-France
Night in the Afternoon