Books by Kelvin Christopher James

AUGMENTS OF CHANGE by Kelvin Christopher James
Released: July 15, 2016

"Digressions abound and ultimately overwhelm James' ambitious but unfocused story."
Set mostly in the not-too-distant future, James' (People and Peppers: A Romance, 2015, etc.) novel follows a sprawling cast of characters as they cope with (and sometimes profit from) environmental degradation, the privatization of the U.S. government, and a deadly illness. Read full book review >
FLING WITH A DEMON LOVER by Kelvin Christopher James
Released: June 1, 1996

"Some tantalizing moments that recall James's gift for lyricism and atmosphere, but not enough to give his tale the edge and snap it needs to make it a modern horror tale of eros and evil on the lam. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
In a disappointing second novel, Trinidadian-born writer James (Secrets, 1993, etc.) explores erotic obsessions on a Greek isle—a place where the present and past converge for a reprise of a number of other tales, ancient and modern, with Hellenic settings. Read full book review >
SECRETS by Kelvin Christopher James
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A stunning tragedy of carefully calibrated horror and pulsating sensuality that is more a tropical murder of the innocents that a conventional rites-of-passage novel."
A first novel from Trinidadian-born James (the story collection Jumping Ship, 1992) that turns the coming-of-age of a young Caribbean woman into a disturbing fable—one that movingly evokes the loss of innocence in a lush tropical demi-paradise. Read full book review >
JUMPING SHIP by Kelvin Christopher James
Released: April 1, 1992

"James may go the distance once he settles down."
Fourteen stories in an uneven debut by a Trinidad-born Harlem resident: macho-flavored, visceral material too often undercut by verbal and structural convolutions. Read full book review >