The Man Who Turned Both Cheeks A Novel, by Royes, Gillian
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- ISBN: 9781451627435 | 1451627432
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/4/2012
Jamaica is the picturesque background for this explosive novel about love, fear, and intolerance, the second in Gillian Royes's mystery series featuring charming and charismatic bartender-turned-detective Shad. Hopes for the impoverished village of Largo Bay come alive with the arrival of Joseph, estranged son of bar owner Eric. Janna, who has returned to the island, falls for Joseph's good looks and charm, but she isn't the only one with an eye for this mysterious man. As questions about Joseph's sexuality arise, Shad struggles with protecting the survival of his beloved birthplace amidst the deeply ingrained culture of intolerance that surrounds him. Questions arise about what it means to be a man and a father, and Shad feels pressure to defend what he knows is right. As in the acclaimed The Goat Woman of Largo Bay, the first book in this series, Gillian Royes paints an indelible picture of a beautiful land where religion is strong but life is cheap, and explores what happens when a village must confront its own darkness or lose a bright future.