The Banana Boat Man
About the Book
Kobe is a nineteen-year-old man living in a small village in Wareka Hills in Kingston, Jamaica—a training ground for militants, militia members, and rebels. Forced to become the man of the house at age eleven after his father dies during a battle with the national party, now Kobe must do everything he can to keep food on the table for his two sisters and mother who depend on him.
As chaos erupts in his country, Kobe fears for not only for his life, but also for the lives of his family members. Without a visa or cash, Kobe knows he must do something fast or he will end up like his father. After he seizes an opportunity to stowaway on a ship to America, Kobe must rely on his wits, courage, luck, and a new friendship with a Cuban refugee in order to survive. Two weeks later as he arrives in a strange country, Kobe sets out on a quest, with help from his Cuban friend, Hector, to create a new life. But as he encounters one obstacle after the other, now only time will tell if he will be successful or ever find his way back home.
The Banana Boat Man shares a tale of a young man’s challenging journey of Passion, Adventure & A life never --- known!! As he risks everything.......for the most Ancient of Treasures…… “L o v e”.
About the Author
O’Neil Gray was born into a musical family that included parents who toured the world with bands that included Bob Marley and the Wailers and Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. The songwriter, producer currently resides in Upstate New York. The Banana Boat Man is his first book.