The dark side of paradise, illuminated by a novel from Barbados – LA Times review

Baxter Beach, the fictional Barbados setting of Cherie Jones’ first novel, is the kind of place an American might go to soak up sun and margaritas, maybe get a souvenir cornrow in their hair. In another book it would signal paradise, but not in “How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House,” which digs deep into the difficult lives of the often-invisible essential workers who make the tourist factory run.

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