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'incredibly rich and emotive'

Written by a_pearl_and_her_books for Instagram on Monday, June 14, 2021

The prose is incredibly rich and emotive in documenting the beautiful landscape and people of Trinidad.

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Smyth builds intensity in the novel so beautifully. As the oil flows you feel the relentless pull, swept downstream towards peril.

The book contains subtle commentaries on the immense wealth derived from colonialism via the exploitation of other people, as well as on our overconsumption of fossil fuels. It highlights the devastation (both environmental and human), wrought by the unsustainable misuse of natural resources.  

It’s a sensational read...

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