Rated of 5
by Melissa (McKees Rocks PA)
Dis a Good-Good Book
It is absolutely amazing how Margaret Cezair-Thompson captures the smells, sights and sounds of Jamaica!! I wanted to hop on a plane and time travel to the pre-war era on the island.
The novel was suspenseful and chock full of history not only of the island, but of philandering swashbuckler, Errol Flynn, whom prior to this novel I knew absolutely nothing about him. Now I want to rent his movies!
The characters became such three dimensional figures at the hand of Cezair-Thompson. I loved May’s strength in such personal turmoil and in dealing with the turmoil of her country, during an era of war and drugs. And the reality of her situation and her choices.
Cezair-Thompson vividly shows the picture of poverty, not as I know it in the U.S., but in countries where there is such a vast difference between the classes; the richest and poorest living in such close proximity.
The literary references to Treasure Island not only authenticated (for me) the adventure story of The Pirate’s Daughter, but impelled me to pull out my leather-bound copy and reread the classic!