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'one of the finest Caribbean novels'

Written by thebibliosara for Instagram on Thursday, July 1, 2021

What lifts Fortune above the other historical fiction books is its exploration of love and ambition in addition to the reverberating consequences of the oil-rush in Trinidad and Tobago. Between its pages, you'll find the images of love. You'll find the portrayal of greed. You'll find the power of money. Most importantly, at the crux of this book you'll find people yearning to get what they want even if it means burning all the bridges along the way.


I was immediately drawn to Smyth's words and her work left me utterly devastated. Fortune is definitely one of the finest Caribbean novels that I have read and I urge you to pick it up. An enlightening, heart-breaking and quietly arresting title. 

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