Love After Love
Author: Ingrid Persaud
Publisher: One World
Release Date: August 04, 2020
An electrifying novel of an unconventional family in Trinidad mended by their individual, and collective, quests for love--"a wonder [that] teems with real, Trinidadian life" (Claire Adam, award-winning author of Golden Child)
"Love After Love is gift after gift. . . . Dazzlingly told in the most electrifying prose you will read all year."--Marlon James, Booker Prize-winning author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf
After Betty Ramdin's husband dies, she invites a colleague, Mr. Chetan, to move in with her and her son, Solo. Over time, the three become a family, loving each other deeply and depending upon one another. Then, one fateful night, Solo overhears Betty confiding in Mr. Chetan and learns a secret that plunges him into torment.
Solo flees Trinidad for New York to carve out a lonely existence as an undocumented immigrant, and Mr. Chetan remains the singular thread holding mother and son together. But soon, Mr. Chetan's own burdensome secret is revealed, with heartbreaking consequences. Love After Love interrogates love and family in all its myriad meanings and forms, asking how we might exchange an illusory love for one that is truly fulfilling.
In vibrant, addictive Trinidadian prose, Love After Love questions who and how we love, the obligations of family, and the consequences of choices made in desperation.