By the author of The Lunatic The Great Yacht Race Going Home to Teach Anthony C. Winkler THE PAINTED CANOE "You soon reach home. You soon reach home. You soon reach home." And, saying this quietly to himself, he began to cry ?? And after he was through crying, his heart began to hunger, because he was alone in the painted canoe and surrounded by the layered immensities of the sea, the darkness and the stars. Zachariah was just a simple, poor, ugly fisherman. But he was exceptionally stubborn. Even though he knew he was tired, his stubbornness made him go to sea. And when he found he was lost, his stubbornness made him refuse to give up hope. And when the elements conspired against him, his stubbornness made him refuse to die. "?..This is one of those rare novels that announces its presence with such modest grace that the size of its ambition and accomplishment steals gently into the consciousness." -Michael Thelwell, Washington Post Book World "?..An exquisitely written story, which is redolent of the colourful patois and chaotic flavour of rural Jamaican culture, and which, at heart, is an even richer exploration of the triumph of folk wisdom and simple faith over cold scientific cynicism." - Bob Allen, The Sun Cover illustration: "City of Africa" by Albert Artwell, reproduced with the permission of the National Gallery of Jamaica. About the Author Anthony C. Winkler was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Mount Alvernia Academy then Cornwall College in Montego Bay, and California State University in Los Angeles. He is the author of several textbooks in English and Public Speaking which are widely used in American colleges and universities. His first novel, The Painted Canoe,was published by Kingston Publishers in 1983, followed by The Lunatic in 1987 and The Great Yacht Race in 1992. American editions of the first two novels were published by the Lyle Stuart in 1986 and 1987 respectively. All three novels met with international critical acclaim, and the movie The Lunatic was released in 1990. Mr. Winkler currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and two children.
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