Oh Gad! (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Joanne C. Hillhouse

Strebor Books, 9781593093921, 503pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 2014



A stirring novel about a woman facing cross-cultural odds and redefining everything she understands about her family, herself, and the country she's never really been able to call home.

Nikki Baltimore was born in Antigua but grew up with her dad in the United States. With each year, she's grown further apart from her mother and maternal siblings, potters in rural Antigua.

Her mother's funeral brings Nikki back to the island, and, at a professional and personal crossroads, she makes the impulsive decision to stay after being offered a job by the ruling government. Soon, Nikki is embroiled in a hurricane of an existence which includes a political hot potato, confusion in her romantic life, and deepening involvement in the lives of the family she left behind.

Will Nikki eventually find her place in the chaos and begin to plant the roots that have escaped her all her life?

About the Author

Joanne C. Hillhouse is the author of two novels, "The Boy from Willow Bend" and "Dancing Nude in the Moonlight." She won the 2011 David Hough Literary Prize from the "Caribbean Writer" and a 2004 Honour Award from Antigua and Barbuda's UNESCO office. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in "Tongues of the Ocean," "Mythium," "Ma Comere," "The Caribbean Writer," "Calabash," and more.

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