A New York-based Saint Lucian man has launched his first published novel in the United States titled “The Boy Who Wanted Love”.
Walter Mathurin, who was born and raised in Soufriere, told St Lucia News Online (SNO) that his book is captured under the theme of “love between a mother and a son.” It tells a tale of how a woman called Laura, a single mother on the island of St. Lucia, finds herself giving birth to boy called Samson, the first baby of the year.
Laura was however raped by a family friend and as a result, became pregnant with this child called Samson. Because of her Catholic faith, she decides to not have an abortion. Instead, she looks upon her son, Samson with disdain. However, it wasn’t long after that Laura met the love of her life, Thomas, and creates the family she’s always wanted, apart from having Samson.
Mathurin said the novel speaks of Laura eventually marrying a firefighter who treats her son with love and respect, as if the boy (Samson) is his own. During her marriage, she befriends a young man who is entering the priesthood, causing havoc in her marriage and her extended family. She ultimately begins loving Samson, only after the young priest intervenes.
Mathurin was born in 1973. He moved to New York in 1988, where he attended high school. He received a Tourism and Hospitality Degree from the City University of New York, and plans to pursue another degree in Psychology. Mathurin has been writing for 15 years. This is his first published work and he hopes to complete many others in the near future.
“The Boy Who Wanted Love” is available in soft cover at Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. The books can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom.