Oh Gad!

Oh Gad!

By Joanne C. Hillhouse

Strebor Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781593093921, 503pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 2014

Nikki is embroiled in a hurricane of an existence in Antigua which includes a political hot potato, confusion in her romantic life, and deepening involvement in the lives of her abandoned family in a stirring novel about a woman facing cross-cultural odds.

About the Author
Antiguan and Barbudan writer Joanne C. Hillhouse is the author of the novellas "The Boy" "from Willow Bend" and "Dancing Nude in the Moonlight"; the children's picture book "Fish Outta Water"; and the Strebor/Atria/Simon & Schuster novel "Oh Gad!" Her young adult manuscript, "Musical Youth," placed second for the inaugural Burt Award for YA Caribbean Literature in 2014. Her writing has appeared in several Caribbean and international journals and anthologies including "Pepperpot: Best New Writing from the Caribbean, In the Black: New African Canadian Literature", and others. She won a 2004 Honour award from UNESCO, the David Hough Literary Prize from the Caribbean Writer in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Small Axe fiction prize in 2012 and 2013. For more, visit Jhohadli.wordpress.com or Facebook.com/JoanneCHillhouse; and WadadliPen.wordpress.com is the online home of the writing program she manages in Antigua and Barbuda.

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Joanne C. Hillhouse's novel tells of a woman returning to the island of Antigua, a homeland which she's never been able to call home. Author Elizabeth Nunez says the book is a weekend must-read. More at NPR.org

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