Authors Edmond Laurent and Lee Broadwater’s new book “The Journey of the Island Jewel” is the candid biography of a Caribbean boy making his way in the United States.

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Recent release “The Journey of the Island Jewel” from Page Publishing authors Edmond Laurent and Lee Broadwater is a deeply personal memoir of a remarkable life- from setting out on his own as a twelve-year-old boy from the Virgin Islands to the varied opportunities presented to him as he strove to navigate American culture in pursuit of his dream to become a Hollywood actor.

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Edmond Laurent and Lee Broadwater have published their new book “The Journey of the Island Jewel”: a no-holds-barred reflection on Edmond’s life and struggles trying to achieve his own American dream.

“The Journey of the Island Jewel” will captivate your heart and soul. It is a true-to-life story of young twelve-year-old runaway, Edmond Laurent. Born in the tropical islands of the Caribbean, young Edmond went on a quest to find his birth mother. This quest led him on a life journey that is full of twists and turns, from living on the beach in an abandoned hotel to his first experience with young unadulterated love.

Edmond eventually finds himself in the Americas, homeless in California. As a homeless youth, he is hired as a mime. This opportunity leads to a host of careers in television, film, music videos, and modeling. However, at the height of his career, opportunities begin to slow down. And, Edmond finds himself caught up in the world of the exotic, where he becomes boy toy and slave to people with ill-gotten intentions. This life leads to his death when he drinks from a bottle of wine laced with the latest mixture of the date rape drug GHB. “The Journey of the Island Jewel’ is a biography like none you have ever read before.

We are only here temporarily. Be the higher power…look at the stars at night when you are out and thank God for life” (The Journey of the Island Jewel).

Published by Page Publishing, Edmond Laurent and Lee Broadwater’s engrossing book is a fascinating reflection on American life through the eyes of a young Caribbean Boy.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Journey of the Island Jewel” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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