A High Wind in Jamaica, or The Innocent Voyage

By Richard Arthur Warren Hughes

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"The dreamlike action of this masterpiece...begins among the decayed plantation houses and overwhelming natural abundance of late-nineteenth-century Jamaica before moving out onto the high seas, as Hughes tells the story of a group of children thrown upon the mercy of a crew of down-at-the-heels pirates. A tale of seduction and betrayal, of accommodation and manipulation, of weird humor and unforeseen violence..."

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