A NovelBook - 2013
With his curly black hair and his wicked grin, everyone swoons and thinks of Frank Sinatra when Navy musician Jackson Lewis takes the stage. It's World War II, and while stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland, Jack meets the well-heeled, romantic Vivian Clift. But when Vivian meets Jack's mother and brother, everything she thought she knew about her new husband gets called into question. They don't live in the dream home that Jack depicted, they all look different from one another - and different from anyone Vivian has ever seen - and after weeks of waiting to meet Jack's father, William Henry, he never materializes. Told from three perspectives, white, black, and mixed - Vivian, William Henry, and Jack - this is a novel that challenges our notion of racial history in Canada and explores the cost of denial and prejudice on generation after generation.
Publisher: Toronto :, Doubleday Canada,, .
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 330 pages ;,23 cm.