A Thief in the Village by James Berry
Gustas is nearly killed in the hurricane, trying to save his banana tree;
Nenna and her brother Man-Man patrol the coconut plantation in the dead of night, ready to catch interlopers;
Becky longs for a bicycle and Fanso longs to find his father who walked out thirteen years ago. This is a wonderfully atmospheric collection of contemporary short stories that bring James Berry's Caribbean childhood vividly to life.