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    • World's End

    • Death; Loss; Fathers and sons
    • The old man’s world seems to have come to an end with the death of his donkey, his only means of making a living. As he and his son inform the regular customers on his donkey cart route, a few show sympathy but most appear indifferent. Only when he...
    • The white cockerel

    • Love stories ; Man-woman relationships ; Loss
    • Martie experiences a mix strange of powerful and liberating emotions as she prepares to kill the white cockerel for the family’s meal. Her recent amorous encounter with the foreman of public works has changed her from a mere girl with romantic...
    • The sorry ostrich

    • Death ; Grief
    • Swallowed up with grief at the loss of his wife, Sam refuses to be consoled or to return to work, until Penny comes calling. He sees through the artificiality of her grief and how dissimilarity to his dear wife. This sudden knowledge helps him to...
    • World's end

    • Death ; Loss ; Fathers and sons
    • The old man’s world seems to have come to an end with the death of his donkey, his only means of making a living. As he and his son inform the regular customers on his donkey cart route, a few show sympathy but most appear indifferent. Only when he...
    • The Old mill

    • Aging
    • The old man sadly surveys his property, including the sugar mill, and he watches all the various activities and antics of the workers as they boil the sugar. Regrettably, he will have to leave it all behind to a stranger because one of his sons is...
    • Black magic

    • Horse-racing ; Suicide
    • Ruth recounted her story of how her handbag featured in the suicide of an ex-jockey whom she accidentally encountered and who insisted that she bet on the horse “Black Magic”, a sure winner. The man was in desperate need and was counting on some of...
    • Christmas Eve

    • Christmas stories; City and town life; Rural life; Interpersonal relations; loss
    • Christmas Eve is usually a time of food, laughter and good cheer, but for some like Connie, there is little cause to celebrate. In the country, she listens to her family’s chatter as they express their wishes for a better new year. Mass Jim talks...
    • Start of something again

    • Man-woman relationship; Interpersonal relations; Hurricanes
    • Duckett and Silver meet regularly at their favourite restaurant to talk about art and politics as the city grows restless in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane. During this time, Silver is flirting dangerously with a married woman right...
    • The Talisman

    • Love; Man-woman relationship
    • He decided that the wonderful almost mystical bonding between them as lovers had to be broken, and to him fell the unpleasant task. He felt that he had given his all to the affair while to her it was not serious but something she could set aside...
    • Thunderhead

    • City and town life
    • The author provides short insights into the lives of different people in the city at a time of social turbulence: Joie and Sam looks forward to Christmas together but tragedy intervenes; a seventeen year old boy furtively tries to seduce a girl...
    • Hurricane

    • Historical fiction
    • The hurricane sweeping over the land not only destroys Crawford’s banana plantation but also unleashes destruction in his family as he learns of his daughter falling in love with the young overseer at Severn. This unwelcome development and the loss...

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