The Eye Of The Storm

Hearne, John

Published by Atlantic/Little Brown, 1957
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Boston. 1957. Atlantic/Little Brown. 1st American Edition. ‘59 c’ Stamp on Side Edge, Otherwise Very Good In Worn Dustjacket With Some Small Pieces Missing. 21. 328 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Paul Galdone. keywords: February 4. inventory # 40697. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The West Indian island of Cayuna is the background for THE EYE OF THE STORM, and bears a marked resemblance to the author’s native Jamaica. It is a lush, tropical island of intense colors and strong contrasts, whose complex society is made up of passionate, ambitious people of mixed racial origins. With skill and dramatic force, John Hearne recreates this people and their island in a compelling story that reveals human insight as well as a sense of inevitable tragedy. Three characters predominate: Rachel Ascom, half Negro, half German, handsome, sensual, greedy for power, who came to Queenshaven with ‘two pairs of cotton drawers and a pair of Japanese silk stockings,’ and became the driving force behind the island Newsletter; and her two lovers - Michael Lovelace, the new editor from England, cultivated, sensitive; and Jojo Rygin, a native construction-expert of redoubtable force and magnetism, who has just ended a jail term. Two men could not be more sharply contrasted. As the Caribbean summer blazes into drought and searing heat, this explosive power-sex situation mounts in tension, and at last breaks in a climax as violent and terrible as the hurricane that sweeps up over the sea and provides one of the hair-raising scenes of the novel. ‘59 c’ Stamp on Side Edge, Otherwise Very Good In Worn Dustjacket With Some Small Pieces Missing. Bookseller Inventory # 40697

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Title: The Eye Of The Storm
Publisher: Atlantic/Little Brown
Publication Date: 1957
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description Little, Brown, Boston, 1957. Hard Cover. First edition, stated. 8vo., 328 pgs. Ex-library first edition, heavily stamped, flaps pasted down. Caribbean novel, set in the lands where the author grew up. the author had several successes in England, and this was his third novel. Nice jacket art. Fair condition, x-library and used/marked. Bookseller Inventory # 1929

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Book Description Atlantic/Little Brown, 1957. hardcover. 1st Edition. Boston. 1957. Atlantic/Little Brown. 1st American Edition. ‘59 c’ Stamp on Side Edge, Otherwise Very Good In Worn Dustjacket With Some Small Pieces Missing. 328 pages. hardcover. John Edgar Colwell Hearne (4 February 1926, Montreal, Canada - 12 December 1994, Stony Hill, Jamaica) was a white Jamaican novelist, journalist, and teacher. Hearne was born in Montreal, Canada, of Jamaican parents and attended Jamaica College in Kingston. After serving in the RAF during the Second World War, he read English and Philosophy at Edinburgh University. He trained as a teacher at London University and from 1950 to 1952 taught in a Jamaican school. He also worked as a journalist. He then travelled in Europe for some years (part of the time with novelist Roger Mais, before returning to Jamaica in 1957. He was subsequently on the staff of the Extra-Mural Department of the University of the West Indies, Mona. Hearne's first published work was the novel Voices under the Window, issued in 1955. Set in Jamaica in the late 1940s or early 1950s, it uses the framing device of a progressive politician's injury and death in a riot to narrate the story of a man who, born into racial and economic privilege, decided to cast his lot with the underprivileged. Hearne followed this with four novels written between 1956 and 1961 -- The Faces of Love, Stranger at the Gate, The Autumn Equinox and Land of the Living—set in the imaginary island of Cayuna which is a fictionalized Jamaica (the map of Cayuna included with the novels bears a remarkable resemblance to Jamaica), and which referred to issues relating to Jamaican life at the time, such as the beginning of the bauxite industry and the Rastafari movement, or to events in nearby territories such as the Cuban Revolution. He also wrote a number of short stories, one of which, 'At the Stelling', set in Guyana, was included in the Independence Anthology of Jamaican Literature. Hearne then turned to the academy and journalism—writing a regular column for the Gleaner newspaper, first under the pseudonym 'Jay Monroe', and later under his own name, and administering the Creative Arts Centre (now the Sir Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts) at the University of the West Indies. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he collaborated with planter and journalist Morris Cargill on a series of three thrillers -- Fever Grass, The Candywine Development, and The Checkerboard Caper—involving an imaginary Jamaican secret service. These were written under the pseudonym 'John Morris'. In 1985 he published his last novel, The Sure Salvation, set on a slave ship crossing the Atlantic in the mid-nineteenth century. The voyage ends in the imaginary British South American colony of Abari, also mentioned in The Checkerboard Caper. Jacket design by Paul Galdone. keywords: 41513. inventory # 40529. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The West Indian island of Cayuna is the background for THE EYE OF THE STORM, and bears a marked resemblance to the author’s native Jamaica. It is a lush, tropical island of intense colors and strong contrasts, whose complex society is made up of passionate, ambitious people of mixed racial origins. With skill and dramatic force, John Hearne recreates this people and their island in a compelling story that reveals human insight as well as a sense of inevitable tragedy. Three characters predominate: Rachel Ascom, half Negro, half German, handsome, sensual, greedy for power, who came to Queenshaven with ‘two pairs of cotton drawers and a pair of Japanese silk stockings,’ and became the driving force behind the island Newsletter; and her two lovers - Michael Lovelace, the new editor from England, cultivated, sensitive; and Jojo Rygin, a native construction-expert of redoubtable force and magnetism, who has just ended a jail term. Two men could not be more sharply contrasted. As the Caribbean summer blazes into drought and searing heat, this explosive power-sex situation mounts in tension, and at last breaks in a climax as. Bookseller Inventory # 40529

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Book Description Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1957. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. N/A (illustrator). First Edition. 328 pages. Two price stickers over original jacket retail. Moderate wear and some small teras to edges of jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 44227

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Book Description Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1957. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First U.S. Edition. First U.S. Edition. VG+/VG+. Hardcover, partial gray cloth, DJ, 328 pp, minimal edgewear with small chip from upper edge of back of jacket, light rubbing to back of jacket, otherwise a tight and clean copy. Protected in a Brodart cover. Bookseller Inventory # 103058

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Book Description Atlantic Little Brown, Boston, 1957. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 328 pages. First American edition, first printing. Dust jacket art by Paul Galdone. His third book which was published in England as "The Faces of Love". The story of a woman and her quest for power on the West Indian island of Cayuna. Fine book in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the corners. A beautiful copy!. Bookseller Inventory # 7412009795

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