Olympic Gardens is the first book in a series that celebrates the lives of ordinary people living in Jamaica in not so ordinary circumstances. It is a story of displacement, migration, literacy, family, friendship and hope. It is authored by Andrene Bonner whose works have appeared in literary journals and newsmagazines.
By the time Roderick Brissett learns that he is being shipped away from his rural family home to live with his aunt in the city, it is too late. His mother’s decision came without questions or answers. Roderick’s youth is tested under the most adverse conditions. It is within the abyss of such harsh realities that he must find strength and seek some semblance of joy that will help him to survive, grow, and find his place in the world.