198 pages, 7.86 × 5.08 × 0.57 in
September 1, 2000
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0435989553
ISBN - 13: 9780435989552
From the Publisher
Another perceptive novel about a boy on the edge of adult responsibilities. It is the story of Shellie, a Trinidadian boy who moves to a new village and there meets two girls. He is charmed by Rosalie but he is attracted to the more cheerful and accessible Joan. Introduction by Gareth Griffiths.
About the Author
Anthony, a novelist and historian, avoids the social and the polemic in his novels; his work is a skillful recreation of the rural experiences of his youth in a style that avoids the excesses of political commitment and of avant-gardism. The Year in San Fernando (1965) is an ironic, first-person narrative of a twelve-year-old boy's experiences of a year in the city. Anthony's novels, such as The Games Were Coming (1963) and Green Days by the River (1967), focus more on problems in human relationships among friends, family members, and lovers than on problems of exile or identity. His historical works, especially his history of Trinidad, reveal a careful, sensitive historian.