“[Shacochis’s] stories have an unselfconscious narrative momentuma linear drive toward an endingthat I associate with the easy ways of an old master . . . I think this boy’s been writing since he was a baby.” John Irving
Easy in the Islands
978-0-8021-4059-3 • $13.00 • Paperback • Mar. 2004
Winner of the National Book Award for First Fiction, Easy in the Islands is a lyrical collection of stories by one of America’s foremost contemporary fiction writers. Infused with the rhythms and the beat of the Caribbean, these vivid tales of paradise sought and paradise lost are as lush, steamy, and invigorating as the islands themselves.
From fishing fleets in remote atolls too small to appear on any map and reggae bars on islands narrow enough to walk across in an hour, to the sprawling barrios and yacht-filled marinas of Miami, Bob Shacochis charts a course across a Caribbean that no one who has ever been there on vacation will recognize.