Each of the characters; two women, Mildred and Elaine; from different social strata, and four men: Harold, the narrator, and Ga-Ga, a homosexual, “escape” for differing reasons and by different methods. Ga-Ga commits suicide, while the others choose education, recruitment by overseas employers or assignment as domestic servants in Canada, through an arrangement between the governments of Barbados and Canada. 

Their paths cross and they meet, bond, fall in love and, eventually, follow different paths to their destiny. 

The role of mothers in the lives of these young people, growing up in a matriarch-oriented society, where fathers are either absent or play a diminished role in their upbringing is explored. The attitudes of the society; a society of poverty, degradation and racial discrimination, and the reactions of the populace are highlighted and explored.

f t g

Copyright © 2014
Caribbean Chapters Publishing.
All Rights Reserved.