Pearl: A Caribbean Story (Paperback)
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Pearl, a misunderstood teenager is found dead in bed one Kadooment weekend. And three young boys who dabble in obeah just might have something to do with it. Affected by interfering ancestral spirits, the characters of Whit's End, St. Thomas, Barbados struggle with love, sibling rivalry, death, and the intensely Caribbean way of dealing with life's little inconveniences. THE ENTICINGLY BOYISH CHARACTERS OF OMAR, JEFFREY & CHICKEN POSITIVELY COME ALIVE Fabulously well paced, Pearl takes place amidst a backdrop of hot Caribbean summers and rollicking Crop-Over celebrations, the wild Atlantic Ocean and miles of rolling cane fields. Told in dark comedy fashion, Pearl - is an extraordinary coming-of-age.
About the Author
Inspired by the cultural diversity of the Caribbean, Melanie Springer started writing "Pearl - A Caribbean Story" while at film school in Cuba. As an experienced filmmaker, fine Artist, and educator, Melanie has worked for years in the fields of Brand communications and Multi-media production. When she's not producing television commercials and documentaries, Melanie shares her knowledge of the creative world with BFA graphics students, teaching part-time at the Barbados Community College. Her multi-national background and love of travel has played a pivotal role in shaping the author she is today. "Pearl - A Caribbean Story" is her first novel.