In the long dark night of American politics, there are still rocknroll splashes of life, a burning vibe where victories are won and the cool, pungent smell of liberty fills the air.
Jamaican-born novelist Anthony Winklers forthcoming novel, Family Mansion, conjures up the cruelties of slavery with the authors trademark irreverence and wit. Winkler, 71, is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including The Lunatic and Dog War, as well as two screenplays. His latest book is the second installment of a trilogy about the history of Jamaica.
Over 1,000 Americans will be receiving good news in the mail soon, in the form of letters advising them that at least some of their debt has been abolished.