Chasing The Banyan Wind

Chasing The Banyan Wind

By Bernadette Gabay Dyer
US$ 9.95
Book Description

In the mid 1920s an English family, Jonathan and Wilemina Gunn, and their two young children, Dunstan and Eliza emigrate to the Caribbean island of Jamaica. With help from locals they build a home in a remote rural location on the island’s north coast. Previous perceptions of the island do not prepare them for the reality of the island’s diverse English-speaking population that includes Negroes, East Indians, Chinese, Jews, Europeans and Syrians.

This haunting saga exposes race relations, social class distinctions and alliances in a multi-ethnic society, that goes beyond the unforgiving landscape of war, turmoil, hardships and passions that
proliferate even beyond Jamaica’s shores.
A sweeping historical novel that addresses World War II, and the involvement of the Commonwealth nations’ allegiance to the ‘Mother Country’ while taking us on an unforgettable journey that gives credence to the saying, that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Table of Contents
  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1: Toronto
  • Chapter 2: Hedley
  • Chapter 3: Camaraderie
  • Chapter 4: The Dream Place
  • Chapter 5: The Changing Landscape
  • Chapter 6: Letters
  • Chapter 7: War Time
  • Chapter 8: Making Plans
  • Chapter 9: On the High Seas
  • Chapter 10: A New Day
  • Chapter 11: Kingstonians
  • Chapter 12: Reunion
  • Chapter 13: Army Life
  • Chapter 14: A Time of Joy, a Time of Sorrow
  • Chapter 15: Friends among Foes
  • Chapter 16: Following the Heart
  • Chapter 17: Happening Over There
  • Chapter 18: A New Home
  • Chapter 19: A Day to Remember
  • Chapter 20: What Memories Are Made Of
  • Chapter 21: Turning Points
  • Chapter 22: Milestones
  • Chapter 23: A New Life
  • Chapter 24: Loyalties
  • Chapter 25: Ute Nurman
  • Chapter 26: The Rebound
  • Chapter 27: Unification
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