Storytelling at it's Best
"A fast-paced story of father and son, packed with misadventures and set against the backdrop of contemporary Jamaica . . . . Ellis sets his story in 2008 Jamaica, where 'old people are burnt in their homes for no reason at all; stubborn old men are slaughtered by gunmen'—where 'it is so easy to get away with murder.' This milieu adds a great deal of tension . . . . Well-constructed . . . . Admirable."
Shortlisted for the 2015 Una Marson Award for Adult Literature, part of the Lignum Vitae Awards (Jamaica)
"It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded field of Caribbean lit, but Garfield Ellis grabs mystery, family, love, hate, longing, and loss, boils them down to a Jamaica we don't always see, and rises to the top."
—Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings
"The Angels' Share is Garfield Ellis's passport to the center of the literary world. Ellis is a writer of tremendous talent with that rare quality that can only be called bigness."
—Colin Channer, author of The Girl with the Golden Shoes
"Ellis inhabits his story of a lost-and-found father and a host of engaging characters and breathtaking incidents with skill, humor, and honesty. A page-turning read."
—Olive Senior, author of Dancing Lessons
- Aug 6, 2016: Garfield Ellis – Palaver Festival, Toronto, ON
- Sep 25, 2016: Garfield Ellis – 2016 The Word On The Street Toronto Festival, Toronto, ON
- Nov 19, 2016: Garfield Ellis – Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FL