Despite devastating academic failures, he predicts before incredulous classmates, a successful career in accountancy, citing the name of his future employer a British telecommunications giant with deep colonial roots. And during moments of repose he d visualize his future bride, a beautiful girl from a different world, totally oblivious of his affection.
Against formidable odds, he sets out on an ill-prepared trip to London to pursue his dreams. But nothing goes according to plan. Meeting his mother and half-siblings for the first time leaves permanent scars. The search for his father proves futile. A bout of blindness all but crashes his dreams.
When he finds himself marooned in the seemingly desolate city in the depth of a bitter English winter, and facing destitution, he d have to summon more than The Power of Positive Thinking to see him through.
How long would it be before he returned to his island home to fulfill his destiny, and claim his heart s desire still oblivious of his affection?
The fateful events of 9/11 stir in him a profound desire to unlock the vaults of history. Private investigators unearth his father living good in London, a successful man with haunting secrets of a past life hidden from his loving family ... pictures buried in an attic ... a grandmother on a nearby island grieving her recently departed husband who d never seen his grandson ...
All the while, his relentless ambition profoundly reshapes his goals, his life, and just might redefine a generation.
Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the critically acclaimed A Caribbean Tale is a compelling non-fiction novel spanning decades, of hope and dreams, triumph and disaster, and the lessons of life and of living.
Highly recommended for those who dare to dream.
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Though he faces further hurdles along the way, he ultimately achieves his dream of becoming a Certified Accountant and of returning to the Caribbean to hold various positions in the telecom industry.May 23 2010 | Read Full Review of A Caribbean Tale
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I felt privileged to read A Caribbean Tale. This is part one of a true story about the life of Rudy Gurley who had to overcome tremendous obstacles to become a success.Nov 27 2006 | Read Full Review of A Caribbean Tale
Rudy Gurley quotes the famous Baptist Preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon “Many Men owe their grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.” In author Rudy Gurley’s memoir A Caribbean Tale that quote would be an understatement.Nov 08 2006 | Read Full Review of A Caribbean Tale