Books by Earl Lovelace

TRINIDAD NOIR by Earl Lovelace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Whether history repeats itself or progress is stalled by people's infinite capacity to get in their own ways, these 19 reprinted tales offer a bittersweet perspective on the cussedness of human nature."
Lovelace and Antoni offer a "subversive" take on island culture to complement the 21st-century look at Trinidad offered by Lisa Allen-Agostini and Jeanne Mason's Trinidad Noir (2008). Read full book review >
A BRIEF CONVERSATION by Earl Lovelace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Quiet stories, filled with the vivid sounds and sights of village life, that resonate with empathy and perception."
Lovelace (The Dragon Can't Dance, 1998, etc.) describes with wry sympathy people in his native Trinidad who dream big, often fail, but live to the full. Read full book review >
THE DRAGON CAN'T DANCE by Earl Lovelace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 1998

"A poignant, beautifully crafted tale about a man and his country on the cusp of change."
Caribbean writer Lovelace, whose Salt won the 1997 Commonwealth Writer's Prize, returns with a story (first published in England in 1979) that offers a defining and luminously sensitive portrait of postcolonial island life. Read full book review >
SALT by Earl Lovelace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1997

"An evocative story that tries too hard."
Trinidadian writer Lovelace (The Wine of Astonishment, 1984, etc.) returns after a long hiatus with a tale that starts out as an affecting Caribbean version of It's A Wonderful Life, then disappointingly turns into a flat riff on race and the past. Read full book review >