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Written by Bridget Brereton for Paper Based Bookshop on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

I’m delighted to recommend the new novel by Barbara Jenkins, De Rightest Place. This debut novel is funny (often laugh-out-loud), sad, intriguing and complex; it’s also immensely readable. One of its strengths is its wildly diverse cast of characters, reflecting urban T&T’s complicated cultural and ethnic mix (it’s set in Belmont). These fascinating, often weird and wonderful personages hover around the pub—de rightest place—and tell their stories; indeed the pub is itself a kind of character. There’s humour, tragedy, love and intrigue in this fascinating novel set in contemporary Port of Spain in all its bewildering complexity.

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