A High Wind in Jamaica

Paperback $14.95

NYRB Classics | Sep 30, 1999 | 296 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9780940322158

  • Paperback$14.95

    NYRB Classics | Sep 30, 1999 | 296 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9780940322158

  • Ebook$14.95

    NYRB Classics | Jun 23, 2010 | 296 Pages | ISBN 9781590173718

Praise

“This brilliant, gorgeously written, highly entertaining, and apparently light-hearted idyll quickly reveals its true nature as a powerful and profoundly disquieting meditation on the meaning of loyalty and betrayal, innocence and corruption, truth and deception.”

— Francine Prose, Elle

 

“During one snowy day, I read the whole book in one gulp. It was remarkable, tiny, crazy. I felt just like I did as a kid.”

— Andrew Sean Greer, All Things Considered, NPR

 

A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes is like those books you used to read under the covers with a flashlight, only infinitely more delicious and macabre.”

— Andrew Sean Greer, All Things Considered, NPR

“Cross a wacky seafaring adventure–Conrad gone awry via inept piracy–with an exploration of the consciousness of a child as radical and insightful as that provided by Henry James in What Maisie Knew, and you have A High Wind In Jamaica by Richard Hughes….By turns funny, ironic, and brutally sad, this is a complex and astonishing novel.”—Sue Miller, Barnes and Noble Review

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