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    • Cannon off the red

    • Marriage ; Man-woman relationships
    • Wiseman and his wife’s relationship is like a deadly game of billiard with each trying to out-manoeuvre the other. Ella uses the weapon of flagrant infidelity to wound his self-esteem, while her husband relies on his superior brute force to inflict...
    • Dr. F. H. Bowen, warden of Gibraltar Hall,  with some undergraduates

    • College students - Jamaica; Wardens - Jamaica; Gibraltar Hall (Jamaica); Marchand, Sonia; Magnus, Kenneth; McKenzie, Keith; Lowe, Muriel; Box, Valerie; Darby, Hazel; Burke, Ludlow; Drayton, Harold; Berry, Don; Omardeen, Talib, Holness, Florence;...
    • *Dr. Bowen, warden of Gibraltar Hall, seated with undergraduate students. From left to right are, Sonia Marchand, Kenneth Magnus, Keith McKenzie, Muriel Lowe, Valerie Box, Dr. Bowen, Hazel Darby, Ludlow Burke, Harold Drayton, Ron Berry, Talib...
    • It goes like this

    • Marriage ; Adultery
    • Johnny comes home late one evening with a black-eye and other obvious signs of being in a fight. When asked by his wife about his condition, he proceeds to explain how he had got in a fight with his best friend over a girl from the office in whom...
    • It goes like this

    • Marrriage ; Adultery
    • Johnny comes home late one evening with a black-eye and other obvious signs of being in a fight. When asked by his wife about his condition, he proceeds to explain how he had got in a fight with his best friend over a girl from the office in whom...
    • Listen the wind

    • Love stories
    • The constant banging of the broken jalousie window keeps her awake all night and forces her to listen to the ominous whisperings of the wind that speaks about her relationship with Joel. The message of the wind, just like the unkind gossip of the...
    • Night shudders over all

    • Man-woman relationship; Marriage; Infidelity
    • Night time seems to bring to fore all sorts of events and behavior as people reach out for life or try to make sense of it. The author presents some examples, including: the wife who suspects her artist husband of philandering with his latest...
    • Barometer falling

    • Interpersonal relations; Women
    • The author gives a bird’s eye view of life among a variety of people on a given day and concludes with the story of Connie whose dog had bitten her friend’s child. Every day Connie feared the child’s mother would confront her with a medical bill,...
    • Hot water

    • City and urban life; Interpersonal relations
    • A variety of scenes from city life: a vagrant arrested for loitering sentenced in court the next day; three mischievous boys playing on the beach; a man courting a somewhat reluctant nursemaid; an attempted blackmail that goes awry; a pregnant...
    • Start of something again

    • Man-woman relationship; Interpersonal relations; Hurricanes
    • Duckett and Silver meet regularly at their favourite restaurant to talk about art and politics as the city grows restless in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane. During this time, Silver is flirting dangerously with a married woman right...
    • Ed is coming home

    • Marriage; Man-woman relationship
    • Joie keeps her husband fully informed about their neighbour who has a husband in New York and is left in Jamaica to cope with two small children. Joie feels sorry for her, but Sam less so as he notices the regular visits to their neighbour of a man...
    • World's End

    • Death; Loss; Fathers and sons
    • The old man’s world seems to have come to an end with the death of his donkey, his only means of making a living. As he and his son inform the regular customers on his donkey cart route, a few show sympathy but most appear indifferent. Only when he...
    • Christmas Eve

    • Christmas stories; City and town life; Rural life; Interpersonal relations; loss
    • Christmas Eve is usually a time of food, laughter and good cheer, but for some like Connie, there is little cause to celebrate. In the country, she listens to her family’s chatter as they express their wishes for a better new year. Mass Jim talks...
    • Thunderhead

    • City and town life
    • The author provides short insights into the lives of different people in the city at a time of social turbulence: Joie and Sam looks forward to Christmas together but tragedy intervenes; a seventeen year old boy furtively tries to seduce a girl...

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