The True History of Paradise
A NovelBook - 1999
As Jean makes her way across the island toward the plane waiting to take her to America and safety, she is overcome by memories, not only of Lana but also of her forebears -- African, Creole, Scottish, Indian, and Chinese. Ancestral voices tell of hardships and wonders, of the beauty and atrocity that are indelible parts of the Jamaican experience. A testament to how extreme politics shapes everyday lives, The True History of Paradise is an impressive vision of a remarkable world.