GOIN' TO THE ISLAND

by Therese Collie

GOIN' TO THE ISLAND

by Therese Collie

Published in Only Gammon

Thomas Jenkis was born on the Island. In and out of jail for petty crime, he eventually finds himself on the streets of the mainland. Seven years later, he returns to the Island to celebrate his 21st birthday, reacquainting himself with the people from his past. Goin’ to the Island is a contemporary tale that mixes modern life with traditional stories, new songs and old.

“It’s just that I love everybody on this island. Not just immediate family. This island is my home! These are my people!”