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The Repenters

The Repenters

Current price: $18.95
Publication Date: August 1st, 2016
Publisher:
Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
ISBN:
9781845233310
Pages:
200
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Description

Longlisted:
2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

When the infant Jordan Sant is taken to the St Asteria Home for Children after the murder of his parents, he sets out on a journey that is a constant struggle between his best and worst selves. One relationship, with the young nun the children call Mouse, awakens the possibilities of love and hope, but when Mouse abandons her calling and leaves the home, the world thereafter becomes a darker place. When, barely a teenager, he runs away from the home to scuffle for a living in the frightening underbelly of Port of Spain, Jordan reaches the lower depths of both Trinidadian society and himself.

About the Author

Kevin Jared Hosein currently resides in Trinidad and Tobago. He is the 2015 Caribbean regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for his entry, “The King of Settlement 4”. In 2013, he wrote and illustrated his first book, Littletown Secrets, which was named the best children’s book of 2013 by the Trinidad Guardian. His poem, “The Wait is So, So Long” was adapted into a short film which was awarded a Gold Key at the New York-based Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.