Celebrating women's capacity to endure life's hardships with resilience, stoicism, and humor, this brilliant collection of short stories, meditations, and prose poems paints a vivid picture of life in the Caribbean. Touching on women of many ages and ethnicities, from towns and from the countryside, and in transition--escaping from the hard circumstances of island life and in search of material security in the United States--these engrossing stories demonstrate how even within Trinidad's satirical and sometimes cynical culture, women are capable of developing a sense of self and community.
Brenda Flanagan is the author of the prize-winning novel "You Alone Are Dancing." She teaches creative writing, along with Caribbean and African American literatures, at Davidson College and has served as a cultural ambassador in Kazakhstan, Chad, and Panama. She lives in Davidson, North Carolina.