The Tree of Youth (Hardcover)
And Other Stories
DC Books, 9781897190050, 125pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2005
The thirteen stories in The Tree of Youth have a richly exotic, sensuous allure: the landscape shifts from cosmopolitan Canada to beautiful Barbados. They also explore, with understated brilliance, the elation and defeat men and women everywhere experience when they yearn for love and a better life. Here is an unblinking vision of the sexual exploits of Bajans, young and old, one that restores the redeeming values of children, family, and art.