A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica

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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,… (more)

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Publisher: NYRB Classics (June 23, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 296 pages

File size: 428 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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