Curtain Call: The Life and Times of Franklyn Vincent Ellison Seales

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When we sit back and reflect on significant events, evoke memories of people in our past, assess important aspects of our current lives, and how one man could have played such a transformative role in the journey of so many through life, it is not surprising, in this moment of calm reflection, that we find ourselves inspired to memorialize his remarkable achievements born of a compelling yearning, an insatiable appetite, an incurable drive to live his dreams. Such was a man named Franklyn Vincent Ellison Seales, the natural born son of Francis Seales, a merchant seaman and government employee of Portuguese, English, Scottish and African ancestry and Olive Seales, nee Allen, a homemaker of Portuguese and native Carib Indian stock. He was the youngest of that family of five: three girls and two boys born on 15 July 1952 in the small village of Calliaqua, St Vincent and the Grenadines. We celebrate that he was the first native of the island to graduate from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City that led him to appear on the Silver screen in Hollywood.

 

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Contents

The Genesis
1
Labourne Street
9
Sundays in Calliaqua
25
Adrift but not Alone
45
The Visitors
61
The Gang of Six and the Fisherman
71
PART
83
Coming To America
103
The Return
145
Reflections
159
Bibliography
169
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About the author (2011)

Jean M. Dorsinville, author of HONOR THY FATHER/AN AWAKENING, is a retired businessman, like many of his generation, is a member of the Haitian Diaspora who left the Motherland in the mid fifties to join his parents in New York where his father was named his country's ambassador to the United Nations. His formative years were spent at the College de Saint Laurent in Montreal under the aegis of the Holy Cross Fathers. His undergraduate studies followed at New York University where he earned a degree in Economics. After graduation, he married Vincentian born Leslie B. Seales in 1965 and are proud parents of Natasha and Dimitri, and grandparents of twins, boy and girl, and Nadia.Lennox G. Seales, author of PRAYING THE BLUES, has a Ph.D. in counseling with over thirty years of experience in the treatment of chemical dependency. Currently in private practice in Savannah, Georgia. He has played the guitar since his teen years and continues to compose songs and be a student of the blues. Praying the Blues is a result of his interest in the Blues and how it has influenced his life.

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