life rattle show no. 1362
Presented on FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
hosted by virginia ashberry
"The Tamarind Tree"
Life Rattle No. 1362 features a Life Rattle Classic coming of age story set in Barbados, from long-time contributor Denny Hunte.
Denny Hunte came to Canada from Barbados with his brother and three sisters in 1967, when he was twelve and a half. Hunte was born and spent his youth in Ellerton, a village of three to four thousand people in a landlocked parish on the island, where tonight’s story is set. Hunte has a gift for capturing in his writing family tensions and the impatient curiosity of youth that lurks behind the leisurely, unhurried, warm quality of a Caribbean day.
The Hunte family settled in Toronto. Denny attended Ryerson and York universities and has worked for Toronto Social Services since 1981. Hunte has been a frequent contributor to Life Rattle and has been a generous supporter and volunteer for various Life Rattle projects over the years. .
In “The Tamarind Tree” you will learn a little bit about cricket, and a lot more about male puberty. Hunte captures the impatient curiosity of youth that lurks behind the leisurely, unhurried, warm quality of a Caribbean day.
Get ready to laugh, cringe and sigh as our protagonist navigates these new waters.
Please Note: Tonight's story contains language and situations that some listeners may find offensive. Listener discretion is advised.