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Gerald Manston and his friends Shifty and Fu lead pretty uneventful lives until the arrival of the upheaval.” When the opportunity arrives for a better way of life, the poor folks of Kingston, Jamaica including Gerald cannot resist the lure of excitement, danger, and change. This touching story not only discusses political issues, but also promotes family values.
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Andrew Salkey was a writer, a poet, a teacher, and a broadcaster for the BBC on the Caribbean Voices program. As a descendant of Jamaican parents, he was deeply involved in the Caribbean Artists Movement. He is the author of numerous books, including Anancy's Score, Come Home Malcolm Heartland, In the Hills Where Her Dreams Live, and Jamaica.Review:
"A cleverly constructed story of mounting tension." —Junior Bookshelf, on the original edition
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1973. Condition: Very Good. 1973. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # KNH0007302
Book Description Oxford University Press. Condition: Very Good. 1973. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # KNH0007302
Book Description Condition: Used: Very Good. VERY GOOD CLEAN COPY SENT NEXT WORKING DAY FROM THE U/K 1ST CLASS 0.0. Seller Inventory # 0414A642931
Book Description Oxford University Press 1973-05, 1973. Paperback. Condition: G. Minor wear to covers and extremities, with a slight bend to book. Light tanning/foxing to pages, but content is clear and legible. Inscription inside front cover. Seller Inventory # 008036-6
Book Description Oxford University Press (Oxford Paperbacks), UK, 1973. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Thus. Paperback, lower corners a bit bumped, vg. The setting is Jamaica. Seller Inventory # 08D231
Book Description Oxford University Press, London, 1973. Paperback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Reprint. clear adhesive cover, some library marks, otherwise book clean and tight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex Library. Seller Inventory # 022799