"A sharp-eyed, salty-sweet mix of family history and historical fiction from Jamaica: Diana McCaulay has captured the bright tropic warmth, the voilence and beauty of her birthplace like a born storyteller. Written in a vigorous, patois-inflected prose, HURACAN scissors intriguingly backwards and forwards in time from the 1980s to the slave-driving 18th century. Over it all, hovers the figure of the Scottish abolitionist Zachary Macaulay, who came to the cane-cutting colony as a young man. Along the way, unforgettably, themes of homecoming, rootlessness and belonging are explored. All life is written in these haunting pages."
Ian Thomson, author of The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica