Synopses & Reviews
A rich, entertaining collection by Trinidad's foremost storyteller. In these vivid stories, Earl Lovelace paints a compassionate, often humorous portrait of everyday life in Trinidad. Ordinary people like Victory the barber, Shoemaker Arnold, Miss Ross (once the most sought-after woman in Cunaripo), and Blues and Joebell who are eager to see new lands, are invested with a special magic that draws the reader into a rhythmical, colorful, and changing world.
About the Author
A statesman of Caribbean letters, Earl Lovelace is the author of five novels and many plays and essays. He lives in his native Trinidad and is presently on the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Table of Contents
A brief conversion -- The fire eater's journey -- The coward -- The fire eater's return -- Call me 'Miss Ross' for now -- Those heavy cakes -- George and the bicycle pump -- Fleurs -- The midnight robber -- Joebell and America -- Shoemaker Arnold -- Victoria and the blight -- The gambler's funeral.