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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, 1980. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 6668390
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