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By L Cameron

ISBN-10: 0615671527

ISBN-13: 9780615671529

This sequence of brief tales with a incredibly Caribbean style, explores elements of lifestyles in a relations in Trinidad within the Sixties. It recounts delightfully humorous, poignant, inspiring, nostalgic occasions concerning the humans within the family’s intimate circle in addition to these at the outer edge in their lives.

The beginning of the booklet rests at the family’s relationships and values, yet reaches past to attract cognizance to the superficial values imposed through colonialism and the inculcation of those values through individuals to whom they weren't suitable.

This booklet bears a similarity to Miguel road, (one of the sooner works of the prolific Trinidad born VS Naipaul) that is additionally a suite of news concerning the uncomplicated yet colourful lives of characters on a highway in Port of Spain albeit at an prior time (around 1940). additionally in either books, the tales are narrated via children who mature throughout the narration of the stories.

The tales evoke nostalgia in readers of comparable backgrounds and pique the curiosity of others. Readers will locate that the tales strike responsive chords at many junctures, as they determine with the stories no matter if nuanced through own diversifications. whereas the tales are drastically humorous, the relevance of the narratives as historic and socio-cultural record can't be overlooked and is the entire extra sharpened in mild of the obliteration of a few of the values defined within the publication in today’s denizens of the very locales referenced.

Be ready to snuggle very easily into hot thoughts of a time within the Caribbean while existence used to be wrapped in child-like innocence, kin, laughter and local bacchanal. …And Then We Laughed takes you on the sort of trip! This cleverly woven collective narrative depicts the usually hilarious and infrequently heartbreaking moments that formed the tapestry of lifestyles within the Guerin family. With candor and solid humor, the writer reminds readers approximately lifestyles in a colonized group, managed even more in detail and elegantly by way of the Catholic Church and the cascading tones of ones epidermis than through its British imperialists. The layers of the unconventional and the textured lives of its characters make for a superbly humorous, but attention-grabbing day trip into existence in that relatives and in that time.

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