1938 is a tumultous year in the small Trinidadian island of El Caracol. In the sultry heat of the summer a young orphan, Theo, is sent to live with the island's doctor, Vincent Metivier. The doctor knows little of Theo's past, only that it has been troubled and that he now needs love and attention.
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In this novel by award-winning Caribbean author Scott (Aelrid's Sin), calypso is more than a musical form; it also serves as social commentary. In 1938 on the tiny Trinidadian island of El Caracol ... Read full review
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afternoon almond tree arms asked bamboo band beach Boca boy's breeze called calypso Caracol Chac Chac Bay Chantal Chaulmoogra Oil child Christiana Coco cocoa cotton crutches dark Docta Doctor Metivier door dress El Caracol eyes face Father Angel Father Dominic feel fellas fingers fire fish floor girl guava hand happened hear heard hills huts island Jesse jetty Jonah kitchen knew Krishna Singh laughed leave light listened Madeleine Mama midden morning Mother Superior night Odetta patients Pepper Hill pirogue pitch pine Porta Espana pulled remembered Saint Damian's Sancta Trinidad shoulder Sister Rita Sister Therese sleep smell stared stood story talk tell Theo Theo's things Ti-Jean told U-Boat verandah Vincent looked Vincent noticed Vincent smiled Vincent thought Vincent watched voice wait walked ward waved whale window words yard young