A Hot Country (Abacus Books) Paperback – 20 Sep 1984
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Guyana / Cuyama is a country of under a million people, living in a hot, muggy climate. Almost all, save for the American Indians, cling to the coast, with the "impenetrable jungle" behind them, containing some American Indians and the descendants of runaway slaves. As a legacy of the British Empire, the largest ethnic group is Indians from the subcontinent, followed closely by descendants of slaves, and there are a few scattered whites, who are descendants of those who brought the two larger groups together in this unlikely place, all in an effort to grow sugar cane, to sweeten the proverbial cups of tea in London.
Aubrey St. Pierre is the principal character. He is the descendant of slave owners who fled the rebellion in Haiti, and rebuilt their fortunes, with palatial house, in Charlestown / Georgetown.Read more ›