Ian Gregory Strachan received his PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Associate Professor of English at the College of The Bahamas. He has also held the post of Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and is a former fellow of the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Paradise and Plantation: Tourism and Culture in the Anglophone Caribbean (2002). He was recently co-edited an issue of the University of Miami's journal of Caribbean studies, Anthurium dedicated to Bahamian literature. He has also recently contributed a chapter to Routledge's forthcoming anthology Black Cinema Reconsidered entitled "The Measure of Men: Legacies of Sidney Poitier's A Piece of the Action." He is also a published playwright, poet and novelist.
Written in distinct Creole, this novel depicts the hidden struggle of locals in the Caribbean, outside of posh resorts and tourist filled beaches by focusing on Tree Bodies and his siblings who live on the streets of Pompey Village.