This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Escape to Last Man Peak, Abeng, Brother Man, Sprat Morrison, . Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Escape to Last Man Peak is a popular Jamaican novel written by Jamaican author Jean D'Costa. First published in 1975, it chronicles the adventure of ten orphans who embark on a dangerous journey across Jamaica, from Spanish Town, St. Catherine to Last Man Peak located near Falmouth, Trelawny, after a deadly pneumonia epidemic kills the caretakers of their orphanage, and propels the country into a state of anarchy and desolation. Containing elements of social science fiction, the text examines genuine human nature in conditions of chaos and despair, and explores how determination and self-will can help people achieve the unthinkable. While narrated in standard English, the dialogue is written in Jamaican creole (see Jamaican Patois). The novel was a standard text for English courses for first- or second-year high school students, although it is now used less frequently. The novel is considered one of Jamaica's great works of fiction. qIn two weeks we should have had Christmas, if the sickness had not come.q At the beginning of the novel, the narrator, eleven-year-old Nellie Atkins, as well as nine other children at the Sunrise Home Orphanage (Jimmy; Pauline; Sylvia; Wus Wus; Gerald; Frankie; Myrna; Pet and Precious) are shocked to discover that the matron of their orphanage has died in the hospital from the pneumonia epidemic (referred to as qthe sicknessq) that is raging through the country. Afraid that they will be made to work in a labor camp, the children are at first desolate; however they later learn that eleven-year-old Wus Wus, a shy albino boy, is the secret owner of a house and a very large plot of land on the ot...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=17602477This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishera#39;s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.
|Title||:||Jamaican Novels (Study Guide): Escape to Last Man Peak, Abeng, Brother Man, Sprat Morrison,|
|Publisher||:||General Books - 2010-05|