Glenville Obrian Lovell grew up in Barbados surrounded by sugarcane, shadows and word-magicians. With storytelling all around him—in kitchens, under flamboyant trees at night, in rum shops—he developed a passion for stories which unfolded with the mystery of dreams. He is the author of four novels, several short stories and a number of prize-winning plays, including The Debating Society and Lovers, both of which were performed at Carifesta. He is a former dancer and one of the founders and the creative director of SAYGE Theater Productions in Barbados. He currently lives in New York. Visit his website or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.
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Going Home In Chains
Themes of displacement and sexual disillusionment run through these stories as they shift between the Caribbean and America, arriving doused in magic and humor. From the title story of man trapped in the nightmare of post 9/11 scrutiny; to the delicious tale of a man unable to deal with his wife’s sexual awakening, Lovell’s lyrical prose delights, and captures the vibrant rhythms of love and loss.
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