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James A. Michener. Fawcett Books, $7.99 (832pp) ISBN 978-0-449-21749-8

The Caribbean islands, which have seen pirates, bloody slave revolts and the Cuban revolution, are chronicled in this blend of fiction and history. ``While the pace is sometimes achingly slow, the dialogue stilted and the characterization skimpy, Michener laces the whole with fiery Caribbean drama,'' PW remarked. (Feb.)