Cameron Walkes is a Barbadian-born novelist who hasn’t sold anything for nearly a year when he is encouraged to write an autobiography. A reluctant Cameron knows he is facing many obstacles. What lessons could he teach? How could he explain the recurrent dreams that had gradually increased his stress? Despite his trepidation, Cameron writes the first words of his autobiography later that night.
As his life story laboriously begins to take shape, Cameron traces his development from a poor fishing village in Barbados, through athletic and teaching careers, and finally to attain a role as president of an American college. While chronicling his pursuit of the American Dream, Cameron also details why he left academia to take up writing as a profession, and shares a glimpse into his mindset as his physical prowess declines, leaving him with no choice but to face his own mortality. But just as life comes full circle, fate intervenes and provides an unexpected ending to Cameron’s story.
In this intriguing novel, a Barbadian immigrant who reluctantly begins penning his autobiography in an effort to boost his writing career embarks on a journey inward to reflect on his experiences.