Skid Synopsis

Having left the Louisiana swamp behind, the Beaumonts are finding it hard to settle into the big city. As he unpacks the boxes after their move to Eastern New Orleans, the now sixteen-year old Skid finds a diary which had belonged to his older brother Frico. Among various other family secrets that emerge from this discovery is the startling revelation that Skid is a hoodoo word of ominous significance. This throws Skid's mind into turmoil and prompts him to launch into a quest for the real meaning of his name and the very foundations of his own being, an adventure which will pit him against his own brother and lead him to encounter Claire, a mysterious girl who seems to hold the answers to some of his questions. Heart-warming, funny and poignant, Skid - the second volume in Roland Watson-Grant's Trilogy of the Swamp after the critically acclaimed Sketcher - continues the exploration of a young man's coming of age in today's broken world.

Skid Press Reviews

'As a narrator, Skid couldn't be better company; his voice is honest, funny, clever and blazing with life.'
The Times

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ISBN: 9781846883637
Publication date: 23/07/2015
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781846883637
Publication date: 23/07/2015
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846883637
Publication date: 23rd July 2015
Author: Roland Watson Grant
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Roland Watson Grant

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Roland Watson-Grant, a former teacher of English, studied Literature at the University of the West Indies. He now works in advertising as Creative Director. Sketcher is his first novel.

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