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Pleasantview – a reading at McNally Jackson
June 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Join me for an in-store reading from Pleasantview, Book-signing and mini Q&A. Since its release in May 2021, this “rollicking” novel-in-stories has been a reader fave, claiming the 2022 Caribbean Readers Award for fiction.
The book has also garnered critical acclaim. It is the winner of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and is a finalist for the UK Society of Authors McKitterick Prize, and the CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction.
Coconut trees. Carnival. Rum and coke. To many outsiders, these idyllic images represent the so-called easy life in Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago. However, the reality is far different for those who live there.
Written in a combination of English and Trinidad Creole, Pleasantview reveals the dark side of the Caribbean dream, and explores themes and characters common throughout the region.