San Ramon, CA (Vocus) March 6, 2010
From an author who has published a number of literary masterworks comes a poignant yet charming masterpiece that depicts few of the intriguing facets of life and human exploits. Released through Xlibris, Love and Grief During the Riots and War by author C.M. Hope will take readers on a bittersweet journey with the terrific characters in a beautiful backdrop.
Looking back into the rough and demanding period in history, Love and Grief During the Riots and War narrates the effects which the harsh and oppressive social and economic conditions in the 1920s and 1930s had on the working class in Barbados. It details the events which led the workers to riot to show how aggrieved they had become by the conditions they had to endure. The novel emphasizes how the conditions strained relationships in a fictional family—the Wards. Mr. Ward made a remark, which indiscreetly questioned the dispensing of justice to a rioter. Because of his indiscretion, he had to leave the island to find employment on one of the Lady Boats which carried cargo and passengers between Canada and the British West Indian islands. Would he find a better life amidst the outbreak of the Second World War?
Readers will find Love and Grief During the Riots and War intriguing where they find themselves absorbed until a surprising end unfolds. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
C.M. Hope wrote his first short story The Excursion in 1948 a year after he left school. Bim published the story in its Vol. 3, No. 9, 26-29. Two years later the journal published his second story The Green Vase Vol. 3, No. 17, 306-312. The B.B.C. read both stories in its Caribbean Calling series. Subsequently Caribbean Quarterly published his third short story: Gabrielle in its Vol. 15 issues 2 & 3. Love and Grief is the first longer work he has had published.
Love and Grief During the Riots and War * by C.M. Hope
Publication Date: March 4, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 87 pages; 978-1-4500-4442-4
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