Sweet Like Saltwater
Sweet Like Saltwater marks a brilliant, highly original fiction debut. These stories … about a fanatical cricket supporter in rural colonial Guyana, an immigrant girl on the run on a Canadian backroad, a terrifying aquatic encounter in a faraway planetary colony of the future, a meeting of former neighbours on the banks of the Hudson … probe with acuity and a wry sense of humour the very modern condition of human exile and the search for freedom and belonging. "…quirky and engaging… at its satirical best it is amusing and incisive…" - The Globe and Mail
"Deonandan's prose is quirky and engaging. .. at its satirical best it is amusing and incisive. .." ?The Globe and Mail
Reviews: Those Who Eat the Cascadura
"Selvon writes with great charm and a fresh earthy naivete. ..''
- New York Times
"A simple, lyrical, moving writer. ''
- New Statesman
"He is excellent at conveying the heady mixture of excitement and apathy that characterize Trinidad. '' - Sunday Times
"A master yarn spinner. '' - The Globe and Mail