Synopses & Reviews
Duncan Stuart and his mother discovered an old chest before she died containing letters and photographs of an, until then, unknown ancestry.The search for that lost history takes him to the West Indies and Barbados. A world of wild living opens up before him and Duncan leaps in with the vigor of a lost youth which yearned to be misspent. He walks the path of discovery with its many twists and turns, leading to a series of extraordinary events that he records in words, sketches and poetry. A few signposts lead nowhere, but others along the way guide him to several diverse characters, some wonderful, others strange or exotic and one night he faces a terrible malevolence. Peculiar things start to happen - funny, sad, frightening things - and Duncan begins to doubt what is real and what is...well, perhaps of a different world. His life is touched by people who have their own tales to tell but the growing conviction that he already knows what their stories are, begins to worry him, especially as some are murderers. But then murder comes in many forms. What he does know is that somehow he is connected to these things, maybe even makes them happen but perhaps none of it is true. The final signpost leads the way to the real Duncan Stuart, and his life is changed irrevocably. You will have to judge the truth of it all for yourself.