Riot (Paperback)

Author: Salkey, Andrew

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Gerald Manston and his friends Shifty and Fu lead pretty uneventful lives until the arrival of the "upheaval." When the opportunity arrives for a better way of life, the poor folks of Kingston, Jamaica--including Gerald--cannot resist the lure of excitement, danger, and change. This touching story not only discusses political issues, but also promotes family values.

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Publisher Independent Pub Group
Mfg Part# 9781845231811
SKU 221150923
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1845231813
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Andrew Salkey
Salkey was born in Panama, but grew up in Jamaica where he was educated at a boarding school. His father remained in Panama; Salkey didn't meet him until he was 32, and this loss permeates his fiction. At 24 he went to London and received his B.A. from the University of London. He taught English and Latin and worked for the BBC as a writer and broadcaster. His first novel, A QUALITY OF VIOLENCE, was published in 1959; the following year he received a Guggenheim grant. Salkey also writes poetry. His fiction works portray the novelist as trickster and deal with the impact of colonialism on Caribbean peoples and their culture, as well as with the themes of exile and nostalgia. Salkey was an important mentor for many young Caribbean writers, editing anthologies of poetry and fiction. He was married and had two sons. At the age of 67, he died of diabetes in Amherst, where he was teaching at Hampshire College.
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Editors Note Gerald Manston and his friends Shifty and Fu lead pretty uneventful lives until the arrival of the “upheaval.” When the opportunity arrives for a better way of life, the poor folks of Kingston, Jamaica, including Gerald, cannot resist the lure of excitement, danger, and change. This touching story not only discusses political issues, but also promotes family values.
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