ISBN-10: 1408822881
ISBN-13: 9781408822883

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Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act changes her life for ever. She and her little sister flee their hometown, with little more than the clothes on their backs, to forge a new life in Kingston. As all around them the capital city convulses with political change - mass protests and brutal arrests mark the arrival of a new Jamaica - Gloria finds herself working in a supply store in Chinatown, treated like a second-class citizen because she is black. Determined to reinvent herself, Gloria finds help in the unlikeliest of places, but her past is never far behind her and her striking beauty leads her to the home of Sybil and Beryl, a house of ill-repute,…    

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