page 209 of 279 of A High Wind in Jamaica

I’m sure it’s possible to read some sort of socio-economic or political undercurrent in this novel – I’m sure there are ‘readings’ of this book that place it in the grand tradition of other ‘great books’. But there is something so singular about this novel, so immersed in its own insanity and humor that to define it would almost be like an adult trying to understand a group of rowdy 10 year old’s.