The Pirate's Daughter: A Novel

by Margaret Cezair-Thompson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780812979428 Global Overview for this book
Registered by loveamystery of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on 6/18/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, June 18, 2009
Amazon Editorial Review:
In 1946, Hollywood’s most famous swashbuckler, Errol Flynn, arrived in Jamaica in a storm-ravaged boat. After a long and celebrated career on the silver screen, Flynn spent the last years of his life on a small island off the Jamaican coast, where he fell in love with the people, the paradisiacal setting, and the privacy, and brought a touch of Tinseltown glamour to the West Indian community.

Based on those years, The Pirate’s Daughter imagines an affair between the aging matinee star and Ida, a beautiful local girl. Flynn’s affections are unpredictable but that doesn’t stop Ida from dreaming of a life with him, especially after the birth of their daughter, May.

Margaret Cezair-Thompson weaves stories of mothers and daughters, fathers and lovers, country and kin, into this compelling, dual-generational coming-of-age tale of two women struggling to find their way in a nation wrestling with its own independence.

I really enjoyed this story. Since I am quite familiar with Jamaica, my husband being Jamaican, I appreciated and understood the historical setting and of course, the patois spoken in the book.

Journal Entry 2 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, July 24, 2009
This book is now on its way to someone who chose it out of a virtual bookbox I am participating in. Enjoy!

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