D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers. It was the first book that transported me to a realistic interior psychological landscape where the protagonist’s struggles were not simply the dreams of possibility, as is the case in the romance, but felt every bit as pressing as my everyday, at that time eighteen-year-old’s concerns. • Ronald A. Williams is a Barbadian writer based in the United States. He has a background in education administration and is the author of the novels Four Saints and an AngelA Death in Panama and A Voice from the Tomb.