Homestretch

Homestretch The Longman Caribbean Writers Series comprises of many classic novels short stories and plays by the best known Caribbean authors together with works of the highest quality from new writers

  • Title: Homestretch
  • Author: Velma Pollard
  • ISBN: 9780582227323
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Longman Caribbean Writers Series comprises of many classic novels, short stories and plays by the best known Caribbean authors, together with works of the highest quality from new writers.

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    1. Velma Pollard born 1937 is a Jamaican poet and fiction writer Some of her most noteworthy works include Shame Trees Don t Grow Here 1991 and Leaving Traces 2007 She is known for the melodious and expressive mannerisms in her work.Velma Pollard was born in 1937 to a farmer and school teacher in Woodside, Jamaica Both Velma and her sister, Erna, expressed interests in the arts at a young age Velma Pollard attended Excelsior High School in Kingston, Jamaica She went on to attend the University College of the West Indies She has a Masters in English and Education from Columbia University and McGill University respectively.Her interest in writing began at an early age at seven, she won her first prize for a poem It was not until 1975 that she became eager to have her work published She sent her work to various journals, including the Jamaica Journal Since 1988, her work has been published in several mediums, including The Women s Press and Canoe Press She has published several anthologies and five poetry books Her novel Karl won the Casa de las Am ricas literary prize in 1992 Since her retirement, Pollard has a continued presence at the University of West Indies as a speaker.Pollard s upbringing in a rural community has had a strong influence on her writing Her work often features nostalgia of the countryside,and a strong philosophical tone The way which she recites her work reflects the firmness and richness of her writing In 2013, Velma Pollard released a collection of poetry titled And Caret Bay Again New and Selected Poems This collection of poetry showcases Pollard s witty style of writing as well as her ability to maintain her audiences interest from

    2. What the book is about:David and Edith are happy to return home to Jamaica, having spent several dreary years living in England. Laura, their niece and surrogate child, is delighted to see them again. But for Brenda, Laura's friend, arriving home from the USA and England to 'find herself', the adjustment is not so smoothIn Homestretch, Velma Pollard has shown great sensitivity in the unravelling of her characters' various life stories. Wistful notalgia and joyful homecoming are delicately interw [...]

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