Rated of 5
by Barb Very good
I just finished The Pirate's Daughter, and I'm still thinking about the characters and the story. To me, that's always the sign of a good book. I learned a lot about Jamaica and its history, and the writing painted vivid pictures in my mind of the island, the people, the music... I had a hard time putting the book down.
Rated of 5
by Deborah Family and Identity
An imaginative, touching book about love, the longing for family, and the search for identity. Both Ida and May are caught among racial identities (African, Chinese, Caucasian) in the changing Jamaica of the 1960s and beyond. The author portrays perfectly the prickly relationship between mother and daughter, especially Ida's need to protect May. Cezair-Thompson writes beautifully, and she clearly has a mastery of Jamaican dialect and customs. I highly recommend this wonderful novel.
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