(From the publisher):
From the publisher
Easter, 1981. With Jamaica in a state of emergency, the Landing family gathers to bury one of its own. For Monica Landing, who had not spoken to her daughter in fifteen years, the death of Lana is the cruelest kind of loss. For Lana's younger sister, Jean, it is an incomprehensible tragedy. All she knows is that her beloved homeland, with its blue mountains and rich African rhythms, holds no future for her.
But flight means crossing a landscape where soldiers turned executioners and armed gangs rule. It means making her way through the memories that engulf her, with perhaps the only man she has ever loved by her side. In this time of apocalypse, past and present merge in Jean's remembrances of childhood; in the guiding visions that have always been with her; in the voices of her ancestors that tell of hardship and struggle, love and survival - voices of both the living and the dead.
Original title: The True History of Paradise
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction