novel set mostly in World War II Britain, focusing on 4 characters--two born in England, two born in Jamaica but thinking of Britain as the "Mother Country;" portrays believable clash of cultures with well-rounded characters, flawed but likable; very funny in spots
Excellent novel. If you liked Zadie Smith's White Teeth, you'll love this book.
A story of Jamaican immigrants in post WWII London, this book looks at the unmet expectations of returning soldiers as well as the tarnished realities of a promised land. The author was born in England of Jamaican parents and writes with honesty and a "hole in the bucket" humor.
Good WWII story and the problems of Jamaicans trying to make it in post WWII Britian
An interesting look at post war London from the eyes of Jamaican immigrants. A really good book.