Doctor's Orders by Alecia McKenzie
  

Synopsis

Doctor's Orders by Alecia McKenzie

'Doctor Ezekial' Baker and his accomplice Shorty tire of the 'three-card scam', after being chased once too often by an angry crowd. Turning their attention to real estate, they sell mythical plots of land for a non-existent resort. Things are looking good until the two teenage grandchildren of one of their 'investors' begin to track Doctor and Shorty across Jamaica. Part adventure story, part detective story, Doctor's Orders leads to an exciting show-down and an unexpected turn of events for more than one of its characters.

About the Author

Alecia McKenzie was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. After high school, Alecia studied at Troy State University in Alabama, and Columbia University in New York. She later worked as a journalist for the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, and briefly for CBS, before moving to Belgium, where her first job was as a radio deejay for FM Le Soir. She also worked with The Wall Street Journal / Europe, InterPress Service and other organizations, and taught Communications at the Free University of Brussels (Vesalius College). In 1992, her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, was published and went on to win the regional Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book. She is also the author of When the Rain Stopped in Natland and the forthcoming Stories from Yard. Doctor's Orders is her second book for young readers. Alecia currently lives in Singapore with her family but she returns as often as possible to the Caribbean.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
112 pages
Interest Age: 14 - 16

Author

Alecia McKenzie
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Publisher

Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks an imprint of Hodder Education

Publication date

20th April 2005

ISBN

9780435988272


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