MERCY CRIED NOProduct no.: HP185
At the age of eighteen, Quintel Jones is faced with situations and challenges that demand a hasty step into maturity and manhood. In coping with a sick mother and impoverished circumstances, he is forced to grapple with realities that are often tough, while maintaining a heart for what is tender. Strong, determined and sometimes feeling battered, he stoically holds on to what are left of any dreams he harboured. He must fight for his mother’s life, ensure his own survival and find joy in the people helping to shape the outcome of his existence - an English journalist, a beautiful woman, an orphan boy and a curious benefactor are amongst those to whom he attributes his eventual breakthrough. There in Trinidad, the unglamorous yet compelling life of this young man blossoms with sumptuous intrigue, as Quintel battles head on with the painful issues of personal prejudices, poverty and love, social interaction and manly awakening.