EAR THUNDER by Samuel Selvon


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A Trinidadian who has written novels about his people both on the island (Turn Again Tiger, A Brighter Sun) and off (The Lonely Londoners) returns home with a short novel-- drifting with the life there which is morally slack, sexually turbulent. Most of it centers around Adrian and Mark, old friends since childhood; but Mark has been to London, to acquire a degree as a doctor- and a white wife, Joyce, which now gives him a social cachet. And Adrian will experience the guilt of wanting, and taking, his friend's wife, temporarily abandoning his girl to the lust of a local white amorist.... Mr. Selvon's book is interesting for its vividly visual effects, rather than the minimal story it has to tell in the calypso singsong of the islanders.

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1963
Publisher: St Martin's Press