After a few months out of touch, I come back with news of my debut novel, The Night of the Rambler, published by Akashic Books in September 2013.

Here's some info about the plot: "On June 9, 1967, sixteen men from Anguilla, a forgotten island in the Caribbean, set sail aboard a thirty-five-foot sloop, the Rambler, to make the night-time journey to St. Kitts, where they intended to carry out a coup d’état and install a new government sympathetic to their separatist cause. Set against the turbulent background of world politics in the sixties, The Night of the Rambler tells the story of a misinformed and misconceived plan, carried out incompetently by a group of scarcely trained and ill-equipped amateurs who escape calamity by mere coincidence. And yet, somehow, the main purpose of their mission, the furtherance of Anguilla’s struggle to dissociate itself from the newly formed state of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla and to return to the British colonial fold, is significantly strengthened by this, quite possibly the most outrageous episode in the history of revolutions."

I've built a small website with loads of material about the novel, reviews, comments, media coverage and so on. Take a look at http://thenightoftherambler.com and let me know what you think!

All the best for everyone in 2014, and speak soon.

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Tags: anguilla, caribbean, fiction, literature, revolution

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Comment by Montague Kobbe on January 8, 2014 at 12:54pm

Thanks guys. I'll be posting some more stuff related to the book in the coming weeks. Hope you enjoy it!

M

Comment by Will Gentieu on January 6, 2014 at 12:09am

Sounds interesting. ~ Saludos

Comment by Kris Rampersad on January 5, 2014 at 8:16am

Best Wishes for the New Year to yu too and Congratualtions on publication of your new book,

Cheers,

Kris 

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