by: Nicole Dennis-Benn
Patsy is the story of a young mother who longs to leave the impoverished Jamaican town where she grew up. She hopes to reconnect with her childhood friend,living in New York and offering the promise of a new life and the possibility of a rekindling of their young love. Her plans for a new life do not include her young daughter,Tru. She leaves her behind,hoping for a new start where she can be,and love,whomever she wants.But,her life as an undocumented immigrant is not what she imagined,working low-paying jobs and struggling to get by. Meanwhile,back in Jamaica ,Tru is living with her father and his family and trying to understand why she has been abandoned. This story spans a decade and the changes that both Patsy and Tru undergo.