A High Wind in Jamaica

June 23, 2010|
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
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Richard Hughes's celebrated short novel is a masterpiece of concentrated narrative. Its dreamlike action begins among the decayed plantation houses and overwhelming natural abundance of late nineteenth-century Jamaica, before moving out onto the high seas, as Hughes tells the story of a group of children thrown upon the mercy of a crew of down-at-the-heel pirates. A tale of seduction and betrayal, of accommodation and manipulation, of weird humor and unforeseen violence, this classic of twentieth-century literature is above all an extraordinary reckoning with the secret reasons and otherworldly realities of childhood.

Title:A High Wind in JamaicaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 23, 2010Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590173716

ISBN - 13:9781590173718

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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