Savant Books Announces the Release of Tony Tame's Newest Novel, "The Desperate Cycle"

Savant Books and Publications LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii USA, announces the release of Tony Tame's second dramatic novel about life in Jamaica, "The Desperate Cycle."

Honolulu, HI, March 11, 2013 --( "The Desperate Cycle" traces the daily battle that a family at the bottom of the social and economic structure of Jamaica must wage. The forces of environmental pollution, police brutality and political neglect and corruption press upon them through three generations. Successive cycles engulf them, but never defeat their resilience, humor and wit. Dark laughter pervades the story.

Born in 1943, Tony Tame's name has been associated with the marine industry since the mid-1960's. After 1970, he became directly involved in the supply and service of equipment to the commercial fishing industry in Jamaica. His lifelong interest has been the methods used in various types of fishing and the people who work in this field. Still active in this field his fascination with these topics is undiminished.

Previous publications include "The Village Curtain: A Jamaica Collection" (Savant 2009), a collection of integrated short stories about island life in Jamaica.

"You can have a conventional look at Jamaica anytime. It's very pretty. It's more than that. It's beautiful. And you will see that beauty through the pages of this book," says Tame. "But it is my hope that you will also smell the city drains, observe the sacrifice of the land and water on the altar of expedient and ruthless disregard for the environment, and feel the jackboot of authoritarian cruelty quietly encouraged by official indifference. That is 'The Desperate Cycle' in which the island and most of its people are enmeshed."

"The Desperate Cycle" by Tony Tame - 260 pages - 5.25" x 8" Pocket Book - Color Softcover. ISBN 978-0-9852506-9-0. Suggested retail price $16.95. Released in February 2013 by Savant Books and Publications, Honolulu, Hawaii USA.

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