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Gisèle Pineau is a psychiatric nurse and novelist living between Guadeloupe and France. She is considered by many to be one of the canonical writers in the creolité movement in Francophone literature. Her novel L'espérance-macadam, later translated as Macadam Dreams by C. Dickson, is frequently cited as a masterpiece of French-Caribbean literature. Other works by Gisèle Pineau translated into English include The Drifting of Spirits, Exile According to Julia, and (also translated by C. Dickson), Devil's Dance is forthcoming.