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De Rightest Place

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355 pages5 hours

Summary

Like a Trinidadian Cheers, a rich cast of characters come together to restore a dilapidated bar on a Caribbean island. In this brilliantly comic novel, Barbara Jenkins hears, like Sam Selvon, the melancholy behind the kiff-kiff laughter. At its heart is a dilapidated bar in Port of Spain, and a woman determined to resurrect the place. But first Indira Gabriel must overcome her grief over her abandonment by her partner, Solomon, gone to Canada with his steelband combo without telling Indira he's not coming back. Then there's Bostic, Solomons boyhood friend, determined to preserve De Rightest Place as a mausoleum to his memory. Not least, as the reader discovers, Indira has areas of darkness in her past that threaten her drive to make a new beginning for herself and the pub.

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