From the back:
Sayshelle, her mother Reevah and her aunts Sage and Juniper Berry stand at the centre of this breathtaking new novel. Loving This Man
is about Antigua, about politics and class, but more than anything, about the mother-daughter bond that exists in these women's lives. The Antiguan section of the novel describes Reevah's relationship with her husband Emmanuel, whose fiery political beliefs are silenced by a tragic early death; Sage's failed relationships with Rogain and Rommel, men who use and control her, to the point where she allows her daughters to suffer; and Juniper Berry, headstrong and forthright, who divorces her first husband and stakes her claim on Clifford, a man she senses she has known in a previous life. In the novel's second section, Sayshelle has moved to Canada, where she makes a life for herself against the background of historical forces such as the Black Power movement, the feminist revolution and the Vietnam War. Sensuous, specific in its evocation of Toronto and Antigua, Prince's novel is a must for anyone who follows Black Canadian, Caribbean and Post-colonial literatures.
Well, this was too much for me. So many sympathetic, loving people, understanding and helpful to each other. Perhaps it would be nice to have a family like that, although I believe it might become demanding over the years. So it's no wonder I was more interested in Sage than in her sisters. And Saychelle in Canada was simply annoying. She should have thrown out this guy before ...