A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes & Francine Prose

Title: A High Wind in Jamaica

Auteur: Richard Hughes & Francine Prose

Date de sortie: 1999-09-30 07:00:00

ISBN: 546124045

A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes & Francine Prose

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.