Author: Andrew Salkey

  • Escape to an Autumn Pavement

    Escape to an Autumn Pavement

    A brave and pioneering treatment of sexual identity in Caribbean literature, this novel, first published in 1960, follows the fortunes of Johnnie Sobert, a Jamaican exile who works in London at a club that caters to black American servicemen. In flight from his dominant, possessive mother, he immerses himself in the bohemian Soho scene and…

  • Hurricane


    Hurricane is the gripping story of a natural disaster and the thirteen year-old Kingston boy who lives to tell the tale. Holed up in their home, Joe Brown, his sister Mary and their parents wait for the eye of the hurricane to pass over them. Outside, a terrifying wind turns trees to splinters, darkness swallows…