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    • 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...
    • The Inheritance

    • Death; Brothers
    • The elder brother knew he was dying but he had one score to settle first before departing this world. He and his brother had jointly inherited their father’s property but somehow this sharing between them had extended to his mistress who had also...
    • City stricken to the bone

    • Hurricanes ; Social classes ; City and town life
    • The author presents a microcosm of city life including : “wealthy bourgeoisie” who lives uptown; the “ pale stenographer in the administrative office; men and women living in “teeming shacks”; and “the… vice-ridden, violent myrmidons and the poor...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • End of a dream

    • Love stories
    • Christine imagined herself living in a dream world with the stranger who regularly visited the flower shop where she worked. Eventually, she discovers that the man in her dreams was nothing like the real man whom she later comes to know and love.
    • Gravel in his shoes

    • Man-woman relationships
    • The washerwoman did the laundry with meticulous care in the same way that she ordered her personal life, choosing to live above the common concerns and unkind gossip of her neighbours. She just wanted to be left alone to savour the living bond...
    • Glory road

    • Dreams
    • Three men working on the district road agreed one evening to go home and observe something for which each was thankful and to tell it to the others the next day. Jeremiah and Lucas were grateful about in their everyday life, but Jake talked about...
    • John Hearne Collection

    • Hearne, John, 1925-1994 – Manuscripts ; Authors - Jamaican; Caribbean literature (English)
    • The collection documents John Hearne's career as lecturer, journalist, writer and social critic from 1952-1994. It consists of correspondence; biographical papers; newspaper clippings; photographs; audio cassettes and penciled manuscripts of books...

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