William Ian Carr was a man of many lives. A violent alcoholic who beat his first wife and rejected his four children, he was also a inspirational teacher, a passionate socialist and self-imposed English exile in the turbulent world of post-colonial Caribbean politics. In 1967, after the break-up of his marriage in Guyana, Carr sent his family home and stayed on until his death twenty-five years later. Remembered fondly by his second family and widely respected in Guyana as the noble idealist, the former domestic bully seemed to have put his past behind him. But what explained his mysterious transformation? Four years after his father's death, Matthew Carr returned to Guyana to find out the truth about the enigmatic figure whose explosive violence had overshadowed his childhood. This compelling book documents his journey.
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Book Description Penguin, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140263934