Author from Barbados Would Love to Meet You in New York…
I grew up surrounded by sugarcane, shadows and word-magicians. With storytelling all around me I developed a passion for stories which unfolded with the mystery of dreams. I’ve published 4 novels (Fire in the Canes, Song of Night, Too Beautiful to Die, and Love and Death in Brooklyn); my short stories can be found in several anthologies, including Queens Noir, and Best African American Fiction 2010. Two prize-winning plays, The Debating Society and Lovers, were performed at Carifesta. I hope you enjoy these stories. Drop me a line and let me know what you think of the collection. Visit me at: www.glenvillelovell.com
I’ll be reading (performing) from the story collection Going Home in Chains. Please come out to the lime on November 9, at the Barbados Consulate in New York. Lots of cool people will be there. Bring some friends and let’s celebrate Obama’s election victory (it will happen) and get a jump on Barbados’ Independence celebrations by sharing a laugh, a drink or talking some old talk. I know some of you are not in New York and cannot come, so forward this invitation to friends in New York or New Jersey who can. Tell them to bring a smile and a hug from you to me. The book is still available in paperback or eBook on Amazon.
This sexy collection of stories shift between the Caribbean and America, arriving doused in magic, musicality and humor. Themes of coerced displacement and sexual awakening permeate these stories. From the title story about a man trapped in the nightmarish glare of post 9/11 scrutiny after he forgets a bag in Grand Central Station; to the deliciously funny yet poignant Sweet Destine about a man unable to deal with his wife’s sexual confessions after they emigrate to America; or the darkly comic Licks Like Peas, Lovell’s lyrical prose delights and captures the vibrant rhythms of love, longing and loss rooted in the Caribbean soul where home is not always where the heart is.