FREE E-BOOK: Download Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean for FREE through Tuesday, January 26!
This month marks the release of The Angels’ Share, the latest from acclaimed author Garfield Ellis. The novel follows a Jamaican father and his adult son as they travel across the island together, exploring themes of regret and reconciliation.
To celebrate the release of The Angels’ Share, from today until next Tuesday, January 26, you can download a copy of Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean — featuring the story “Father, Father” by Garfield Ellis — for absolutely free!
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Praise for Pepperpot:
“This wonderful anthology of fresh voices from the Caribbean . . . includes writers from Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. The diverse textures of the stories by 13 established and new authors weave a tapestry of the islands, water, sand, ocean breeze, and rum. Vivid settings serve as backdrops for a dazzling display of personalities.”
“The wonder in these stories is that they show Caribbean culture—the people, sounds, food, and music . . . this book will appeal to readers of Caribbean fiction and beyond.”
“One of my favorite reads of the last few months . . . sophisticated and engrossing . . . A big recommendation today for one and all.”
—Chicago Center for Literature & Photography
“[Pepperpot] leaps headfirst into audacious narrative water, sustaining a diversity in storytelling that’s indicative of the panoply of ways to love, sin, and write about it, in these our unpredictable, conjoined societies.”
—Caribbean Beat Magazine
Featuring a preface by Olive Senior.
Includes the 2013 Commonwealth Prize–winning story “The Whale House” by Sharon Millar.
Akashic Books and Peepal Tree Press, two of the foremost publishers of Caribbean literature, launch a joint Caribbean-focused imprint, Peekash Press, with this anthology. Consisting entirely of brand-new stories by authors living in the region (not simply authors from the region), this collection gathers the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, including a mix of established and up-and-coming writers from islands throughout the Caribbean.
Featuring these brand-new stories:
“The Whale House” by Sharon Millar (Trinidad & Tobago)
“A Good Friday” by Barbara Jenkins (Trinidad & Tobago)
“Reversal of Fortunes” by Kevin Baldeosingh (Trinidad & Tobago)
“The Monkey Trap” by Kevin Hosein (Trinidad & Tobago)
“The Science of Salvation” by Dwight Thompson (Jamaica)
“Waywardness” by Ezekel Alan (Jamaica)
“Berry” by Kimmisha Thomas (Jamaica)
“Father, Father” by Garfield Ellis (Jamaica)
“All the Secret Things No-One Ever Knows” by Sharon Leach (Jamaica)
“This Thing We Call Love” by Ivory Kelly (Belize)
“And the Virgin’s Name Was Leah” by Heather Barker (Barbados)
“Amelia” by Joanne C. Hillhouse (Antigua & Barbuda)
“Mango Summer” by Janice Lynn Mather (Bahamas)
Posted: Jan 19, 2016
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