9780940322158

A High Wind in Jamaica

ISBN 10: 0940322153 / 0-940322-15-3
ISBN 13: 9780940322158
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

After a terrible hurricane levels their Jamaican estate, the Bas-Thorntons decide to send their children back to the safety and comfort of England. On the way pirates set upon their ship, and the children are accidentally transferred to the pirate vessel, Jonsen, the well-meaning pirate captain, doesn't know how to dispose of his new cargo, while the children adjust with surprising case to their new life unequalled exploration of the nature and limits of innocence.


Review:

"[An] eerie, magical, and now unfortunately little-read tale of middle-class English children on a ship, bound for England, that has been captured by a motley crew of modern-day pirates....'A High Wind in Jamaica' is part fairy tale, part horror parable, a gripping portrayal of the ways in which Emily and her companions are affected by their bizarre outlaw experience on the sea, and in turn affect their pirate-abductors."

Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books, 11/06/1997

Review:

"A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA is like those books you used to read under the covers with a flashlight--only infinitely more delicious and macabre."

Andrew Sean Greer, National Public Radio, 07/07/2009

 

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