Title: The Pirate's Daughter
Publisher: Unbridled Books, Denver, Colorado
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "Margaret Cezair-Thompson." Quarterbound in red paper-covered boards and a red paper-covered spine with gold lettering on the front board and the the spine. Book is tight and unmarked; spine slant; one corner, spine ends lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.95); Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 002716
Synopsis: “Back in America, little was known of my life in Jamaica,? wrote Errol Flynn.
In 1946, a storm-wrecked boat carrying Hollywood?s most famous swashbuckler shored up on the coast of Jamaica, and the glamorous world of 1940?s Hollywood converged with that of a small West Indian society. After a long and storied career on the silver screen, Errol Flynn spent much of the last years of his life on a small island off of Jamaica, throwing parties and sleeping with increasingly younger teenaged girls. Based on those years, The Pirate?s Daughter is the story of Ida, a local girl who has an affair with Flynn that produces a daughter, May, who meets her father but once.
Spanning two generations of women whose destinies become inextricably linked with the matinee idol?s, this lively novel tells the provocative history of a vanished era, of uncommon kinships, compelling attachments, betrayal and atonement in a paradisal, tropical setting. As adept with Jamaican vernacular as she is at revealing the internal machinations of a fading and bloated matinee idol, Margaret Cezair-Thompson weaves a saga of a mother and daughter finding their way in a nation struggling to rise to the challenge of independence.
About the Author: Margaret Cezair-Thompson is the author of a widely acclaimed previous novel, The True History of Paradise. Born in Jamaica, West Indies, she teaches literature and creative writing at Wellesley College.
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