Zeandra: A Tragedy in Paradise

Zeandra: A Tragedy in Paradise

by Caszie Hart


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Zeandra: A Tragedy in Paradise by Caszie Hart

Zeandra is a powerful, impacting novel that is written for readers who love captivating books. It is about the human drama behind Caribbean living. It is about a young girl's spiritual journey through trials, tribulations and ultimately, redemption.

Zeandra is about a Caribbean village where skin drums rattled and old tribal dances brought joy to its people; where bamboo-cane lanterns spit flames towards the sky on Tambalay Nights and traditional customs were good. But signs in the universe warned that life was changing dramatically. The children of the village were getting tired of parental inconsistencies and things were beginning to fall apart. The village was getting too old to raise its children the way it used to. New ways were necessary to help elders communicate more effectively with youngsters. If not, youngsters would continue to lose their manners and disrespect for age would begin to grow like an ulcer where love once bloomed. Like all the great kingdoms of time gone by, the village was destroying itself from the inside. It was time for change.

The story is set in Old Road, St. Kitts and Nevis. Old Road is a historical town. It was the first British settlement in the Caribbean, in 1623, making St. Kitts, the "mother colony" of the British West Indies, in 1624.

The author, Caszie Hart, was born in Old Road. He attended college in New York and upon graduation earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mathematics. While in college, although he was majoring in math, he had to take an art course as part of the core requirements for his degree. He took painting and was terrible at it, barely earning enough points to get a passing grade. However, in addition to math he loved English (both language and literature) and decided to do with words what he couldn't do with a brush, paint and canvas. Zeandra is the result of that endeavor. It is fiction. It is part of his dreams, fantasies and recollection of some early childhood events in Old Road. You are sure to enjoy it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541354517
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/06/2017
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Caszie Hart enjoys writing and intends to publish avidly in the coming years. This is his first self-published book with CreateSpace. Others are forthcoming.
Caszie Hart earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Long Island University in New York, an M.B.A. and M.S. in Computer Science from Pace University, also in New York. He also has a JD from the University of Miami. He is a consultant at Caregiver Consulting, Inc., a business consulting company that helps investors plan, license, open and operate Assisted Living Facilities, Adult Day Care Centers, Home Health Agencies, Health Care Clinics and other Florida health care facilities and agencies. He is No. 1 in successfully preparing the Proof of Financial Ability to Operate for all facilities and agencies licensed by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Before Caregiver Consulting, Inc., Caszie Hart worked twelve years in the Computer Sciences Department at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. There he received an IBM Research Division Award, Outstanding Innovation Award and two Informal Awards. During four of the years at IBM, he taught an adjunct professor at Baruch College in New York City.
Caszie Hart has been a business consultant since 1992. He received a Pro Bono Service Award from Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, N.Y. for presenting seminars aimed at bolstering small businesses in the community. He also received a Proclamation form Andrew Stein, who was New York City Council President then, for helping underserved residents in some of New York's poorer neighborhoods.

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