BOOK: RACING WITH THE RAIN – Ken Puddicombe

BOOK: RACING WITH THE RAIN – Ken Puddicombe

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CIA INTERVENTION IN THE INTERNAL POLITICS OF BRITISH GUIANA DURING THE EARLY 1960’S.

Documents alleging the CIA, the U.S., and British Governments had a hand in changing the elected government prior to British Guiana’s independence in 1966 are essential to the theme of the novel RACING WITH THE RAIN.

Author Ken Puddicombe has written a novel using the CIA intervention to flush out the plot and lend credibility to the conflict his characters experienced during the turbulent cold war era.

Racing With The Rain: a phenomenon witnessed in the tropics. A fast moving rain cloud in an otherwise clear sky triggers a sudden downpour and people run helter-skelter for cover. Is it possible to outrun the rain? Can one ever really escape the past and avoid the inevitable?

Puddicombe’s novel spans three decades, shifting locations between pre and post independent Guyana, Cuba after the revolution, and Canada in the 1970’s.

Guyanese born-Canadian naturalized CARL DIAS’ relationship with his family is unravelling. And now, he receives news that his father has died back in Guyana. His return for the funeral will reignite memories of a period in which the political and social fabric of the colony collapsed into racial conflict and instability. Carl’s past link with the opposition party and a North American group planning to unseat the current government will also place him in jeopardy with the country’s security force. Will he be able to return to Canada?

PRAISE FOR RACING WITH THE RAIN

From Frank Birbalsingh, Professor Emeritus at York University and author of Novels and The Nation: Essays in Canadian Literature: “Ken Puddicombe’s brilliant novelRacing With The Rain evokes…personal consequences of an historic political conflict in Guyana, during the Cold War…”

“…From the first page…the characters come alive in … creating enough tension to want the reader to thirst for more.” –Enrico Downer, author of There Once Was a Little England, a story about man’s obsession with colour and class [in Barbados].

Author Karen Fenech described Racing With The Rain as “Gripping and hard-hitting; this is a novel you won’t want to miss.”

ABOUT KEN PUDDICOMBE

Ken Puddicombe is a professional Accountant who provided controllership for a number of companies in the private sector before he retired to pursue his love of writing. His writing has appeared in newspapers and literary journals in Canada and the U.K. Originally from British Guiana [now Guyana] in South America, he immigrated to Canada in 1970 and still lives there with his family. Racing With The Rain is his first novel.

He is working on a second novel Junta and a collection of short stories entitled Down Independence Boulevard for early release. His genre is fiction, based on international locations but especially focussed in Canada, the Caribbean and Guyana. His website: http://www.kenpuddicombe.ca He can be contacted at kenpudwriter@gmail.com. Racing With The Rain is available on amazon.

RACING WITH THE RAIN – Ken Puddicombe

Publication Date: October 2012

Author: Ken Puddicombe

Publisher: Middle Road Publishers  –  Genre: Literary Fiction

eISBN: 9781301406784    –  ISBN: 9781475144857

Pages: 406 – Word Count: 130,157

More Info: http://amazon.com/author/kenpuddicombe

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