by Ian De V. Carrington
This is the story of a particularly trying episode in the life of a young man from Barbados – Ian Carrington – who falls seriously ill while far away from home pursuing graduate studies at a university in a foreign country. It chronicles his search for answers from the medical community in the United Kingdom, and the subsequent diagnosis of a cancer. Foremost in all of this unfolding drama, is Ian’s determination to shield his wife and young children and other family members back home in Barbados from the bad news as long as possible. It is an enthralling narrative. Ian’s experiences lead to introspection and a quest to lead a healthier lifestyle, not only for himself but also to provide support for others in similar circumstances.
Ian Carrington’s life since 1994 gives real meaning to the term “fighting cancer”. He calls it “confronting my nemesis”. I observed his challenge and admired his strength when we worked with the Central Bank of Barbados during the final decade of the 20th century when he was afflicted by what Susan Sontag in “Illness as Metaphor”, describes as the disease that doesn’t knock before it enters.
“An Unexpected Challenge” is required reading.
Publication Date: November 19th, 2022
Binding: Paperback: Perfect Bound
Cover Finish: Gloss
Page Count: 220
Print ISBN: 978-976-96954-0-5
Trim Size: 6.000″ x 9.000″ (229mm x 152mm)
Spine Width: 0.59783 in (15.18 mm)
Weight: 0.889 lb (403.24 g)