The Eye Of The Storm
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. Jacket design by Paul Galdone. keywords: Literature Jamaica Caribbean Black. 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
Title: The Eye Of The Storm
Publisher: Atlantic/Little Brown
Publication Date: 1957
Edition: 1st Edition.
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