Caryl Phillips's first novel tells the story of Leila, a nineteen-year-old woman living on a small Caribbean island in the 1950s.
Unsatisfied with life on the island, Leila decides to leave her friends and follow her mother overseas, taking her restless husband Michael and her young son with her.
Her subsequent passage to England brings her face to face with the consequences of the decisions she has made to determine her life on her own terms.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/04/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099468585