Stories From The Bahamas

I just came across this book of stories from the Bahamas.  It is a gem.  The introduction explains a lot about Bahamian culture, and the stories are striking examples of life in Nassau today.

This is what the blurb reads:

Life can sometimes be funny in Margaritaville. The quirks and twist and turns of daily living under the tropical sun are universal to everyone. The protagonist in all of these stories is a joneser. A joneser is a lovable rogue almost like Cosmo Kramer of Seinfeld fame. He usually has no visible means of support. At times he is a lover, a super-hero, a sport and a drunk. He is not unacquainted with the inside of a jail. But he has the milk of human kindness flowing in him that exemplifies that universal and most valuable of all things -- hope for a better tomorrow. 

These stories were inspired by an islander who lost such hope, and yet in dying gave us some heartwarming examples of how life always offers the unexpected. Stories are illustrated.

I highly recommend this book.

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