More often than not tales told in bars are by far the most entertaining and humorous we encounter. In One People
Guy Kennaway has "collected" a number of tales he was told in Blackie's Bar, Cousins Cove, Jamaica. The dialogue, heavy with Jamaican vernacular, is often diffused by the effects of Red Stripe beer and a few too many spliffs. This light episodic novel is easy reading. One People
is not pretentious nor does it preach to the reader. Beginning with the creation of Jamaica through intense volcanic activity we are introduced to the characters of this somewhat backward piece of land. Kenneway's characters are not bright by any stretch of the imagination, but they are not empty either. Sometimes inept, sometimes confused, they are always funny. One People
will both entertain and relax you. Humorous from beginning to end, this is an ideal stress reliever. --Jon Smith
From the Author
This is the first book I've written that really hums
I went to Jamaica to write a book about London, but found the people so charming and mishevious that their stories pushed aside any others I had in my mind, and fought their way onto the page. It's great when you feel that you have at last done justice to your subject. The reviews are great, GQ calling it 'this years funniest and most throughly likeable book' and I hope you enjoy it too.