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Who Slashed Celanarie's Throat?
Atria, Aug 2004, 23.00, 232 pp. ISBN: 0743482603 On the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, someone leaves an infant with a slashed throat in the garbage and Dr. Jean Pinceau takes the lifeless infant to his office. There he reattaches her head to her body and brings the baby back to life. He and his wife adopt Celanarie, but nothing goes smoothly. Celanarie uses a feral canine to kill Jean's spouse and later has him exiled as a broken man when sh...