by Olive Senior
“This novel is a jewel that promises the reader a lesson in dancing to the right tune.”—Jamaica Observer
Her mother’s death and her fatherr’s madness leave G unloved and unwanted as a child. Her runaway marriage brings her children but not the fulfillment she yearns for. Years later, a hurricane destroys her Jamaican country house where she lives alone and she ends up—unwillingly—in a ritzy retirement home in the city, placed there by her well-to-do but distant daughter.