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The Sun, the Sea, a Touch of the Wind

The Sun, the Sea, a Touch of the Wind

by Rosa Guy
     
 

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The acclaimed author of A Measure of Time presents another novel featuring one of her trademark heroines. Jonnie Dash is an artist who has finally achieved the success and acclaim she deserves. When she vacations in Haiti looking for escape and renewal, she finds only more conflict. With the help of a child, Jonnie is led toward her own personal salvation.

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The acclaimed author of A Measure of Time presents another novel featuring one of her trademark heroines. Jonnie Dash is an artist who has finally achieved the success and acclaim she deserves. When she vacations in Haiti looking for escape and renewal, she finds only more conflict. With the help of a child, Jonnie is led toward her own personal salvation.

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Donna Seaman
Guy lives up to her reputation as a lyrical interpreter of human relationships, both personal and political, in her new novel. Set in Haiti during the Watergate era, this psychologically harrowing and culturally acute tale revolves around Jonnie Dash, an artist in the clutches of a nervous breakdown. A trim African American who looks much younger than her years, Jonnie has come to Haiti to paint in peace, far from the notoriety engendered by her recent triumphs. She has also returned to a man she loved some 30 years ago. But Jonnie finds no comfort in this gorgeous, turbulent land, where the natives treat her just like any other rich American, and white Americans and Brits are offended by her wealth and independence. Overwhelmed by a flood of painful memories from her brutally poor childhood, Jonnie gets caught up in a web of incestuous and abusive relationships that subtly reflect the poisonous legacies of colonialism and the slave trade. As Guy adroitly meshes historical fact with emotional truths, she plumbs the depths of our collective suffering but, ultimately, holds out hope for redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525247807
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
305
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.85(h) x 1.20(d)

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