Carnival Queen by Roland P. Joseph

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Joseph has a talent for description, especially as he leads readers on a trip through his native islands…
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On Trinidad, the island of the steel pan, calypso, and carnivals, Annabelle Castello grows up in the impoverished Bristol Village before circumstances transport her to the affluent city of Port-of-Spain. At an early age, Annabelle achieves more than she could have ever imagined in her wildest dreams— wealth, power, and fame—due to her youth and bewitching beauty. As she grows older and her looks begin to fade, however, Annabelle yearns to embrace the simple values and happiness she once knew.

Forty-five years after leaving for the city, Annabelle impulsively abandons everything and heads back to Bristol Village in search of her past, the only man she has ever loved, and the baby girl she left behind. But as she arrives in the village with the hope of reuniting with her love Ricardo, Annabelle is distraught when she learns he has died. Just as she finds solace in the fact that she still has her daughter, Annabelle receives devastating news that will change her life forever.

In this poignant tale, a woman embarks on a heartfelt journey back to her past where she soon discovers that nothing is ever as it once was.

“Joseph has obvious empathy for his characters and the remarkable ability to slip into and out of the persona of each character and maintain voice and tone.”
—Foreword/Clarion Review


About Roland P. Joseph

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Roland P. Joseph is an artist and writer from Trinidad and Tobago who enjoys setting his works against his native cultural and social landscape. He is the author of Prose in the Key of Life: Volume One, a short story collection.
Published October 3, 2012 by iUniverse. 326 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Amy Edelman on May 22 2013

Joseph has a talent for description, especially as he leads readers on a trip through his native islands…

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