The Murderer Author:Roy Heath Set in the author's native Guyana, this is the story of Galton Flood, a young man who grows up under enormous psychological and cultural burdens. Overpowered by his mother and too worshipful of his older brother and his father, Galton struggles for his independence. He leaves his hometown, the city Georgetown, for the remote townships of Wismar ... more »and Mackenzie to make a life of his own. There, he meets Gemma, a woman who fascinates him and whom he eventually marries. Then secrets in her past emerge, and Galton again begins to feel trapped. Multi-racial conflicts, disintegrating tenements, and rain-washed waterfronts provide a haunting backdrop to Galton's increasing frustration. Finally, he commits a murder, which is, for him, an act of protest and liberation.
But this climax, foretold by the title, is not the whole story--which arrives at quite a different, and surprising, conclusion.« less