A High Wind in JamaicaBook - 1999
This novel chronicles two sensitive children's violent voyage from innocence to experience. After a terrible hurricane levels their Jamaican estate, the Bas-Thorntons decide to send their children back to the safety and comfort of England. On the way their ship is set upon by pirates, and the children are accidentally transferred to the pirate vessel. Jonsen, the well-meaning pirate captain, doesn't know how to dispose of his new cargo, while the children adjust with surprising ease to their new life. As this strange company drifts around the Caribbean, events turn more frightening and the pirates find themselves increasingly incriminated by the children's fates. The most shocking betrayal, however, will take place only after the return to civilization.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 1999.
Copyright Date: ©1929
Branch Call Number: FIC HUGHES, RICHARD
Characteristics: xii, 279 pages ; 21 cm.
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