Books On Tape by Richard McGarry

By Richard McGarry

On so much Caribbean islands, small “dollar busses” traverse the highways to the rhythms of soca and reggae. On Bequia, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, one motive force dares to be various, substituting the syncopated rhythms of Caribbean tune with the narrated voice. At dawn each one morning, Goodwill McPherson, collects a vanload of islanders going to paintings, going to college or just boarding to experience. With assistance from his precocious twelve-year outdated assistant, Royster Fields, Goodwill takes them on a trip to remote places, and introduces them to characters whose tales are like their very own. Bequia’s “crazy woman,” Charlene Hebblethwaite, spends her time roaming the island in a stupor, speaking to herself. One summer season day, Charlene makes a decision to journey Goodwill’s Jah’s Magic Carpet and hear the The English sufferer, environment in movement a chain of tragic and redemptive occasions so as to remodel a small team of individuals introduced jointly via the ability of narrative. Books On Tape is that compelling account. And whereas this tale is spiced with the light breezes of the islands, the account reaches some distance past the small speck of eco-friendly land within the southern Caribbean and turns into one to which all people can relate.

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