A Trini tale like no other!
THE REPENTERS speaks to the pestering demons that drag us through a living hell. Amid the carnage, we must find meaning. We must find redemption. In this unapologetic and wilful stab at our conscience, Kevin Jared Hosein unveils an existential tapestry of depravity and violence where humanity is beaten down.
Hosien is the quintessential griot and artist of boundless range. In dizzying guile he transforms a house of orphans and clergy into a facsimile of the world around us. Like it or not, we, too, are orphans — unhinged, lonesome, pugilistic, duplicitous, repressed, and vulgar. St Asteria, the home of the protagonist, Jordan, and the rest of ‘actors’ is our world — unmasked.
Delivered with a relentless, driving cadence, we are sucked into a world of devilish intrigue. From the opening salvo, we are pulled into a vortex of pain. Yes, ruthless thieves and a serial batterer result in double homicide and two orphaned kids — Jordan and Rey. And we later learn that Jeannie’s mother “crawl outta the broken wreck and right into bed with a man who end up choppin her head off with a cutlass”. Just to glimpse the future of driving, take this system for a spin.St Asteria offered a respite, but for