When the infant Jordan Sant is taken to the St Asteria Home for Children after the murder of his parents, he sets out on a journey that is a constant struggle between his best and worst selves. One relationship, with the young nun the children call Mouse, awakens the possibilities of love and hope, but when Mouse abandons her calling and leaves the home, the world thereafter becomes a darker place. When, barely a teenager, he runs away from the home to scuffle for a living in the frightening underbelly of Port of Spain, Jordan reaches the lower depths of both Trinidadian society and himself.
Kevin Jared Hosein is an award-winning writer from Trinidad and Tobago. He has published two books: The Repenters (currently nominated for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award) and Littletown Secrets. His writings have been published in numerous outlets including Lightspeed Magazine and adda. His other accolades include the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Caribbean) and the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, for his manuscript The Beast of Kukuyo (to be published in 2018).
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