Gerald Manston and his friends Shifty and Fu lead pretty uneventful lives until the arrival of the ‘upheaval’. Then comes the opportunity to fight for a better way of life for the poor folk of Kingston. How can a kid resist the lure of excitement, danger and change?
This is the moving conclusion to Andrew Salkey’s quartet of children’s novels about the natural and manmade cataclysms of Jamaica.
Praise for the original 1960s quartet:
About the Author 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.
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