A High Wind in Jamaica (Used Book)

$6.50
SKU: U9780940322158
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About This Copy

Condition: 

Good

Signed Copy?: 

No

Inscribed?: 

No

Ex-Library?: 

No
Price: $6.50

Primary Author: 

Hughes, Richard

Other Authors: 

Hughes, Richard; Prose, Francine

Binding Type: 

Paperback

Publisher: 

NYRB Classics

Publication Date: 

09/30/1999

Book Description: 

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.

ISBN: 

9780940322158