Through the prism of memory, middle-aged Harry sets out to recapture his youthful years. As a young man, Harry is not happy about living in his provincial hometown in "the Caribbean". He is easily bored, restless, and afraid that his life would amount to nothing if he remains there. And so Harry ventures out to a distant land to make something of himself, and the wish to become the "captain of his ship," by distancing himself from an authoritative father. He chooses a metropolitan city - London - where he expects "green pastures" while treasuring the dream of one day reaching the shores of America. But there are surprises in store for him, as well as a challenge to his character.
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About the Author
I was born in Guyana, immigrated to England; worked and studied in London, before taking up residence in Sweden, in autumn 1969. In the 70s, I tried my hand at writing, mostly short stories, a four-act closet drama, a novella, and an unfinished novel. I had then spent two years nurturing the ambition to become an author of some repute. But the going was tough, creating a feeling of insecurity for the future. In time, I shelved the idea and got a job as a hospital porter. I later did a BA (Eng. & Edu.). After a summer job at a psychiatric hospital, I decided to do a 4-term course for mental-health carers, Following that I completed the first of two stages of psychotherapy education and several short courses in cognitive therapy. After retirement, I did mental health counselling work for several years. In February 2016, my debut book appeared: Strangers In Another Country, a collection of two short stories and two novellas, available in ebook and paperback at Amazon. On 9th Dec. 2016, I published a novella, The Eternal Struggle: An Amorous Story. In March 2017, Two Girls in a Café, a short story appeared. Making Sense Of Past Time - a Novel available in paperback, and ebook format. Tell Me Who My Enemy Is - a four-act closet drama published this summer (2018). The Ballad of Calle and Maja - a short story published Nov 2018. Getting it Right, if Ever – Romance Novella available for pre-order; to be published 22nd Aug -19 Four Bittersweet Romances & A Four-Act Closet Drama was published 3rd Nov 2019. Regarding reviews of my books, reviews are available at Amazon.com. MY BOOKS ARE UPDATED (Sept 2019). I have a Twitter account @lgt41 and a blog page: lgt41blog.wordpress.com. I’m a hobby photographer, and you can view several of my images at https://www.foap.com/community/profiles/lgt41 I sincerely hope you find my stories enjoyable, and a review of my books would be much appreciated. Lawrence G. Taylor