Omeros by Derek Walcott
This epic poem by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott is the gift to thrill any literary lover. Inspired by Homer’s The Iliad, Walcott’s characters, Achille, Hector, Major Plunkett, his wife Maud and their housemaid, Helen are exquisitely portrayed in this seven-part tome. In part five of the book, Walcott reminisces on his own travels to London, Dublin, Lisbon, Rome and Toronto. This masterpiece is available at The bookYard, located on the STAR Publishing Compound, Massade, Gros Islet, where you can find other Caribbean classics and a range from adult fiction and children’s books to locally made stationery.