"The Jacket Doesn't Fit" held my attention right from the start.
The story was riveting, humourous, exciting, engaging and suspenseful."
Edith Maynard-Livingstone is disenchanted with her fifteen-year marriage to Basil, who has a predilection toward girls young enough to be his daughters. However, Edith is not about to leave him and give up the comfortable lifestyle she has become accustomed to after having grown up dirt-poor in a rural Jamaican parish. However, when she runs into an old friend the temptation to give Basil a taste of his own medicine and have a fling is overwhelming.
Leroy Duncan has a happy marriage but lately a difference of opinion is threatening the relationship. Having lived in England for years, Leroy now wishes to return to Jamaica, but Evadne his wife has no such desire. She considers the island to be a backwater, lacking in modern amenities, full of criminal elements, and prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. She fails to see why she should give up her comfortable existence in the UK for a life of uncertainty.
Set in the UK and the Jamaican parishes of St. Catherine and Trelawny this story gives an insightful and sometimes humorous look at the marital conflicts which can arise when couples find they no longer have the same objectives. Read more
Merle and David Dixon: Parents of the Dixon children.
Donald Dixon: Sixteen years old and full of himself.
Tanesha and Kemar Dixon - aged fourteen and ten respectively.
Keri-Ann: Tanesha's best friend.
Shauna-Kay: Donald's girlfriend.
A teenaged schoolgirl becomes pregnant by a taxi driver almost twice her age...and wonders... is he HIV positive?
Two other teenagers confront sexuality and relationship issues.
One woman and her husband attempt to counsel and comfort the teenagers as they proceed on their difficult journey toward adulthood. This is a story about a Jamaican family confronting and dealing with their individual issues.
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