Swell Tide Shimmy: To Jamaica with Love

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Stanley Dawson is a young Jamaican who volunteers for military service in the Royal Air Force, then goes off to Great Britain to fight in World War II. Shortly after his arrival in England he becomes a casualty from injuries he sustains during a training exercise. His experience in his weeks of hospitalization left him determined to overcome the debilitating effects of frost bite he suffered, willing himself to survive the traumatic results from a freak guest of wind that caught his parachute, and carried him way...
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Stanley Dawson is a young Jamaican who volunteers for military service in the Royal Air Force, then goes off to Great Britain to fight in World War II. Shortly after his arrival in England he becomes a casualty from injuries he sustains during a training exercise. His experience in his weeks of hospitalization left him determined to overcome the debilitating effects of frost bite he suffered, willing himself to survive the traumatic results from a freak guest of wind that caught his parachute, and carried him way off course and down into an icy stream. He recovers enough to justify to himself and his Commanding Officer that he was in Britain to fight in World War II as a Royal Air Force man. The long term effect of his injury catches up with him soon after his return to Jamaica four years later, where he struggles to maintain himself as the old campaigner of organized combat, the war veteran, against the casual, but a sharp-edged lifestyle of his boyhood friends. It is a way of life that makes him search for a clue to his apparent, irreparable existence. He senses, he does not accept it as fact, that he is not only partially incapacitated but spiritually dazed. His illness is made worse by the confusing political trend, the rising tide of emerging differing political opinions, and the immediacy of social consciousness then sweeping the island.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780595000333
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/10/2000
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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