Author(s): Kerry Young
A story of revolution and oppression, privilege and poverty, love and betrayal from the critically acclaimed author of Pao Fay Wong is caught between worlds. Her father is a Chinese immigrant who conjured a fortune from nothing; her African heritage mother grew up on a plantation and now reigns over their mansion in Lady Musgrave Road. But her father's Chinatown haunts are out of bounds and the airy rooms of their home are filled with her mother's uncontrollable rages - rages against which Fay rebels as she grows into a headstrong woman. As she tries to escape the restraints of her privileged upbringing, Fay's eyes are opened to a Jamaica she was never meant to see. And when her mother decides that she must marry the racketeer Yang Pao, she finds herself on a journey that will lead to sacrifice and betrayal.
A story of revolution and oppression, privilege and poverty, love and betrayal from the critically acclaimed author of Pao
Kerry Young was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a Chinese father and a mother of mixed Chinese-African heritage. She moved to England in 1965 and lives in Leicestershire. Kerry is a reader and mentor for The Literary Consultancy and a tutor for the Arvon Foundation. She is also Honorary Assistant Professor in the School of English at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Leicester. She was writer-in-residence at the University of Sheffield (2014-2016) as a part of the Royal Literary Fund Fellowship programme. kerryyoung.co.uk @KerryYoungWrite