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    • Storm Warning

    • Hurricanes
    • A hurricane is approaching and already the heavy rains are causing physical destruction and severe hardship for the people. For example, Silver has a terrible toothache and because of the storm he is unable to get to the dentist; Pinkie, desperate...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • A good time

    • Alienation of affections
    • A white American sailor, lonely and homesick, comes ashore seeking solace in a night club in Jamaica. He tries his best to fit in with the crowd and have a good time, but his overtures are rejected and he is left wondering whether this was a result...
    • On the road to Roselle

    • Historical fiction ; Morant Bay Rebellion
    • An unnamed Boy is playing innocently on the beach and wondering about the cause of terror among the people of Stony Gut. All he knows is the rumour that Paul Bogle and his men from Stony Gut had burned down the Morant Bay courthouse and this was...
    • 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...
    • Man waiting for a train

    • Marriage ; Man-woman relationships
    • Richard waited impatiently for the arrival of the Montego Bay train which would bring his wife back again. He could not help wondering if their relationship, after years of marriage, had changed in any way during this period of separation from each...

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