Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. LGBT Studies. The past sits uneasily on the characters of these stories, whether on their native Isabella Island or in Montreal, where some of them now live. Life is ultimately lived according to the choices that were made, and retribution does not always go where it belongs. The wealthy and proper Higginsons have lived a lie that eventually must come out. Jen and Edwin are passionately in love, but can they shake off the shadow that hangs over their lives? In his quiet and subtle way, Thomas continues to bring alive a Caribbean island, giving depth and complexity to its characters.
H Nigel Thomas was born in St Vincent. He attended university in Montreal and for ten years was a teacher with the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, before joining the faculty at Laval University, Quebec, from where he recently retired. His published works include the novels BEHIND THE FACE OF WINTER (Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers, 2002) and RETURN TO ARCADIA (Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers, 2007), and the short-story collections, LIVES, WHOLE AND OTHERWISE (Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers, 2010) and WHEN THE BOTTOM FALLS OUT (Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers, 2014). He received the Homage to Artists award from Laval University in 2013.