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The Pirate's Daughter

By Margaret Cezair-Thompson

“Back in America, little was known of my life in Jamaica,” wrote Errol Flynn.

In 1946, a storm-wrecked boat carrying Hollywood’s most famous swashbuckler shored up on the coast of Jamaica, and the glamorous world of 1940’s Hollywood converged with that of a small West Indian society. After a long and storied career on the silver screen, Errol Flynn spent much of the last years of his life on a small island off of Jamaica, throwing parties and sleeping with increasingly younger teenaged girls. Based on those years, The Pirate’s Daughter is the story of Ida, a local girl who has an affair with Flynn that produces a daughter, May, who meets her father but once.

Spanning two generations of women whose destinies become inextricably linked with the matinee idol’s, this lively novel tells the provocative history of a vanished era, of uncommon kinships, compelling attachments, betrayal and atonement in a paradisal, tropical setting. As adept with Jamaican vernacular as she is at revealing the internal machinations of a fading and bloated matinee idol, Margaret Cezair-Thompson weaves a saga of a mother and daughter finding their way in a nation struggling to rise to the challenge of independence.

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2007

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9781932961409


Format: Book
Author: Cezair-Thompson, Margaret
Title: The pirate's daughter / Margaret Cezair-Thompson.
Publisher Date: Denver, Colo. : Unbridled Books, 2007.
Subject: Flynn, Errol, 1909-1959 -- Fiction. Mothers and daughters -- Fiction Jamaica -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781932961409 (alk. paper) 1932961402 (alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Cezair-Thompson
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Bib Id: 281690

Format: Book
Author: Cezair-Thompson, Margaret
Title: The pirate's daughter / Margaret Cezair-Thompson.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Denver, Colo. : Unbridled Books, 2007.
Description: 394 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Flynn, Errol, 1909-1959 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Subjects: Jamaica -- Fiction
LCCN: 2007020018
ISBN: 9781932961409 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1932961402 (alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Cezair-Thompson