by Kerry Young
Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act changes her life forever.
She and her younger sister flee their hometown to forge a new life in Kingston.
As all around them the city convulses with political change, Gloria's desperation and striking beauty lead her to Sybil and Beryl, and a house of ill-repute where she meets Yang Pao, a Kingston racketeer whose destiny becomes irresistibly bound with her own.
Sybil kindles in Gloria a fire of social justice which will propel her to Cuba and a personal and political awakening that she must reconcile with the realities of her life, her love of Jamaica and a past that is never far behind her.
Set against the turbulent backdrop of a country on the cusp of a new era, Gloria is an enthralling and illuminating story of love and redemption.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 10/04/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408843369