Alegra and Nelson, two brilliant climate science students -- whom destiny enrolled at the same university in the United States and meeting initially as strangers-- learn that they are from the same small Caribbean island. They travel together back to their island with a world renowned research team assembled to investigate the dramatic effects of global warming in the Caribbean region. While the island's mystified residents continue experiencing the mounting ravages of a historic drought, the returning young scholars themselves begin an unanticipated detour along an arduous path of dizzying self-discovery, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling notions about their island's ancient traditions and its sacred spiritual world. Alegra's and Nelson's own spiritual and psychological "drought" force them to confront formidable challenges of a shared passion for their island's future, as well as for each other... ignoring totally the dire warnings from the island's revered sacred spirits. The tale offers an intricately woven tropical tapestry that explores the often inexplicable bonds we share with the natural world and with one another-- especially in the midst of calamity.
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Sequï¿½a!: A novel by Alan Cambeira, author of the Azï¿½car Trilogy based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Another Suspenseful Tale from Cambeira! a Must Read Novel! Dominican-American author Alan Cambeira has scored another success with his latest suspense novel about the modern Caribbean, 'SEQUÍA!' has everything! It is much like a traditional Dominican sancocho that has all those savory ingredients to make it gourmet delight. I was stunned by the skillful way that Professor Cambeira crafted this story around the highly controversial issue of global warming and climate change. As the central characters Alegra and Nelson investigate the devastating effects of global warming and climate change as evidenced all across their shared little island. At the same time, the two young science students stumble upon more than a few jolting facts about their own shared past --- in defiance of dire warnings from the island's sacred spirits. This is beautiful storytelling in the classic Caribbean mold. An exciting read!