Across From Lapey­rouse Nathalie Taghaboni

SHE Carribean Magazine - - PEPPERPOT -

Ms Taghaboni is no stranger to SHE…as the writer of popular col­umn Hu­mour with Queen Ma­coomeh will contest to! SHE's Man­ag­ing Ed­i­tor con­stantly bickers (play­fully) with ‘the Queen' dur­ing emails so our ed­i­tor was very keen to read what she had to say in her first novel and she wasn't dis­ap­pointed. The story fol­lows the story of a high-pro­file Trinida­dian fam­ily. Jeneva the main character de­scribes a life which is all too-fa­mil­iar with twists and turns along the way. Her fa­ther is the chief of po­lice; her mother, beau­ti­ful, tal­ented, tor­mented and dis­tant. Her pro­tec­tive older brother can't shield her from life's bruises as he can't deal with his own fears. And Jeneva her­self is grow­ing into a test­ing adult­hood, full of un­cer­tainty and sud­den lust, shin­ing mo­ments and sti­fling ten­sion. The book has been de­scribed as, “Colour­ful, pas­sion­ate, cat­a­pult­ing con­stantly be­tween Caribbean Car­ni­val in Trinidad and Toronto and the seren­ity of Tobago.” Nathalie Taghaboni was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Toronto, Canada. She cur­rently re­sides in the United States with her hus­band and two chil­dren.

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