Last Cool Days
Set in 1952 in colonial Trinidad, this novel explores the
barriers between black and white in a highly stratified and
racially demarcated society. Marcus is a young black village
boy who gets fatefully attracted by the strangeness and the
privileges of white children in his neighbourhood. The
awkardness and instability of this relationship reinforce
his sense of insecurity and alienation, instilling in him an
adult rage that leads to tragedy.
“The atmosphere and insight displayed in this book make it a considerable achievement.’’
—The Irish Times
"John Stewart draws a painful and all too credible picture of the squalor and injustive endured by the black community . . . "
—The Times Literary Supplement
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-920661-55-0
Publication Date: 1996
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