Once in an Island

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AuthorHouse, Jun 23, 2011 - Drama - 252 pages
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The story is built around a Jamaican family who chose to leave Jamaica in search of a different life in another island; ‘a small island’ as is referred to by many Jamaicans in condescension. They face challenges generated by their new environment and issues having its genesis in their own island. It is filled with intrigue, love, determination, and exposes the vagaries of our political systems. It forces us to think about our relationships with one another. It is a story about relationships in the pursuit of our greatest ambitions in life and plays on the national sentiments that exist between island nations in the Caribbean. It shows love in its several forms; love of country, love of family, love for children, love for material things and erotic love as it expresses itself passionately and basely. It exposes the legal systems, as Marlene and Richard pursues justice for their loved ones and brushes against the democratic structures as inherited from the colonizers and adapted to existing circumstances. It makes us pause for a moment as we ponder about the need to respect the rule of law. We experience a mother’s overwhelming love and ambition for her offspring as it is firmly engraved in her child’s mind and learn as we do time and again that, ‘You can find a bad egg anywhere’. The story is built on reality, but is fictitious and set in a fictitious island. This is a story for the whole Caribbean as indeed the world.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
5
CHAPTER 3
11
CHAPTER 4
19
CHAPTER 5
25
CHAPTER 6
31
CHAPTER 7
37
CHAPTER 8
43
CHAPTER 20
117
CHAPTER 21
121
CHAPTER 22
133
CHAPTER 23
139
CHAPTER 24
149
CHAPTER 25
155
CHAPTER 26
167
CHAPTER 27
175

CHAPTER 9
53
CHAPTER 10
57
CHAPTER 11
61
CHAPTER 12
67
CHAPTER 13
71
CHAPTER 14
75
CHAPTER 15
81
CHAPTER 16
85
CHAPTER 17
91
CHAPTER 18
101
CHAPTER 19
105
CHAPTER 28
183
CHAPTER 29
189
CHAPTER 30
199
CHAPTER 31
203
CHAPTER 32
209
CHAPTER 33
213
CHAPTER 34
219
CHAPTER 35
231
CHAPTER 36
235
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
241
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