The title Duppy Conqueror should resonate with most Jamaicans. No, not because of the reggae song by the same name, but because it has been a title conferred upon a very tough person, a force of nature. The story is about a young man born in the mid nineteen sixties, confronted by gangs, the rude bous, and other more frightening focs of a paranormal nature. William's strength is informed by his religious parents and the Bible; but are they enough to keep him safe and alive in the concrete jungles of Jamaica? The story draws upon the real-life experience of family and friends. This is a work of fiction; however, the impact of the Holy Spirit is no fiction.