McLaurin, David Tropical Darkness

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Jamie Duxbury is in hiding on the island of Arguilla. Tortured by fears of his Trinidadian childhood, and constantly reminded of an unhappy marriage by his two daughters, it is the arrival of two strangers that finally immerses Duxbury in the darkness he has sought for so long to deny.

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Jamie Duxbury has taken refuge amongst the expatriate community of the remote West Indian island of Anguilla to recover, it is said, from the shock of his wife's death. A former Oxford don, handsome, indifferent, superior, he is accompanied by his daughters – the equally enigmatic Artemis and the plain, but kindly, Caroline. But even on an island paradise, Jamie is unable to bury his mysterious past, and the unexpected arrival of two innocent strangers brings the long-buried darkness flooding back.

David McLaurin has fashioned a gripping morality tale, a love story in reverse, about the desire to escape from human involvement and affection, where 'to live without love is the slowest form of suicide.'

'McLaurin casually throws together the ingredients of a romantic melodrama and idly stirs it. His skill lies in the wait. Gradually, as events slowly simmer, the deeper convictions and ideas which motivate his characters congeal. Almost imperceptibly the reader finds that the novel is confronting such primal concepts as the nature of good and evil, religion and faithlessness, and the desires and disillusionments which inform all human relationships. With sharp insight, McLaurin slits the skin of expectation and lets the viscera of romance come tumbling out.'
RACHEL CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON, 'The Times'

'Faithlessness permeates 'Tropical Darkness', and the danger of not having principles by which to live out one's life is depicted as fatal. McLaurin's emphasis is on the alienating effect of a life of self-indulgence and the basic human need to give and receive love. A wonderfully intriguing tale with a moral or two for our increasingly secular society.'
DAVINA BLEWITT, 'Evening Standard'

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