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Joanne Skerrett Archives - Red Hen Press

Island Man

Island Man is a story about a father and son who struggle to forge a relationship out of generations of family trauma, secrets, and loss.


A grieving Hector Peterson and his estranged father Winston Telemacque arrive on the lush island of Dominica in 2017 to spread his mother’s ashes when Hurricane Maria strikes. Amid the devastation, the fragile peace between father and son is tested as long-buried family secrets at the heart of Hector’s identity are unearthed. Hector faces down his failed marriage, shipwrecked career, and his own failures as a father, while Winston, after three decades of striving as an immigrant in Boston, seeks to reclaim the losses from a painful childhood and the bloody betrayal by his one true love. In Island Man, the ruins of past and present are reconciled and shattered generational bonds are restored.


Joanne Skerrett

Publication Date: August 1, 2023

Genre/Imprint: Fiction, Red Hen Press

$19.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 9781636281308

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