It is ironic that Jamaica Woman, Jon Michael Miller's follow-up to Jamaica Girl, should hit its peak with Rosalind Mitchell's life-and-death struggle under the dead (literally) weight of an intended rapist, handcuffed in a remote hut with drink maddeningly just out of reach.
Hong Kong in July and August is in the midst of typhoon season which lasts from May to late September and is oppressively hot and humid. A better time to visit is January through March when humidity is lower and temperatures average in the low 70s, although with its sub-tropical climate, the city can still be rainy and humid as we found out last February.
Art and innovation have served Scheed Cole well all his not-so-easy life. "I have lived a short lifespan, 32 years. But packed into this lifetime is like I have lived 60 years," the owner of the Arnett Gardens-based Props and More said.
Dog-Heart Author: Diana McCaulay Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Reviewer: Mel CookeThe subject matter of Diana McCaulay's Dog-Heart is overly familiar in the fiction of novels, the flow of verse, and the read-and-toss of newsprint.
Remember those summers when packing just about everything in sight and heading to Montego Bay for Reggae Sunsplash was cool? Java Immanuel-I certainly does, and he revisits them in his book, Reggae Sunsplash 1978-1998, which...
By the time Tessa got to the playground, the sky was saturated with heavy clouds, and the sound of thunder rumbled in the distance. There was a slightly sharp edge to the cool gust of wind that whipped through the park, lifting her linen skirt above her knees.
For years I've yearned to visit the 11th-century city of Marrakech, once capital of an empire reaching from West Africa to Spain, whose fortunes varied with the ancient caravan routes and power struggles, alternating as a capital with ancient Fez.Since...
Have you started to think about retirement yet? If you are the typical young person fresh out of high school or university, retirement may seem a long way off, and the benefit of saving adequately for it may be the last thing on your mind.
Brain tumors are not uncommon. When a person has a brain tumor, the doctor often has to remove it surgically. The root of the tumor often begins growing from the inner protective covering called the dura mater which is located just under the skull. In order to completely get rid of the tumor, this root must also be removed.
Dwight Larmond is on a mission to change the world, and he's doing it with the help of his trusty paintbrush and his early-model Suzuki Fronte. His car might not look like much but it's what's inside that counts.
Mr Ego is in old age. He loves his life and all that it has to offer. But, he's thinking about his imminent death. He's in love with himself and can't imagine that one day he will cease to exist in his present form. Though he's comforted by the thought of an afterlife, he's not sure how and where he will spend it.
Peter hated traffic. He slowed to a stop and shoved the gearstick into first, impatiently. There was a line of cars leaving the shopping plaza and trying to merge into his line. As a white Toyota Camry edged hesitantly toward the space in front of his small red Swift, Peter revved the engine and inched his car forward, his mouth set in a grim line. He could see the driver, a skinny woman with dyed black hair, glaring at him. He inched the car forward once more, and glared back. He didn't have time to play nice today.