SECTIONS OF AN ORANGE AND OTHER STORIES.
Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree, 2009. 1st ed. 8vo, wrps, 150 p., New Paperback 9781845230746 With stories that create vividly sensual pictures of place and powerfully dramatic tension, this collection features characters that are driven by desire—for dignity and justice for a dead son, for privacy from a neighbor who collects lives, for sexual fulfillment, and for blocking the memories of a destructive past. Characters migrate between stories, just as they migrate between Trinidad and New York, sometimes at the fringe and sometimes at the center, but always acting as a window into the lives and minds of Trinidadians as seen through Nimblett's empathetic eyes. "Writing with equal empathy about the lives of gay men, heterosexuals, young and old, country folk and urbanites, Anton Nimblett is a singularly attractive new voice in Caribbean writing." (Cover) (Item ID: 153852)