A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica

Book - 1956
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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.
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1956, c1957]
ISBN: 9780940322158
0940322153
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hughes
Characteristics: viii, 212 p. 21 cm

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SteveDudley
Nov 16, 2017

Good book, but creepy. Quite dark. Disney meets Stephen King.

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macierules
Dec 06, 2012

Written in 1929 - written about childhood but not for children. This book is on the Modern Library's List of top 100 novels.

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whiteshadow13 Jun 15, 2012

whiteshadow13 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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