The Jacob Ladder
A single bowl of soup changes a family forever.
Growing up in a small Jamaican town where his father works the docks and his mother does laundry, "Tall T" both fears and loves his father, Brother John, who leaves his six children in dire poverty by losing his wages each week to bone dice and rum. As if that were not bad enough, Brother John is bewitched by the obeah woman next door and leaves his family for her. Forced to leave school because he has no uniform, Tall T starts reading, guided by the local librarian, but he still feels helpless until he proves to himself that he is a man by climbing a 60-foot cliff called the Jacob Ladder.
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - oapostrophe - LibraryThing
This is a very genuine story of growing up in poverty in Jamaica, told with the patois. Uton, or Tall T, as he's known, lives with three brothers, twin sisters and his mother. His father, Brother John ... Leer comentario completo
THE JACOB LADDERCrítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
A fictionalized version of Hinds's childhood, he and Hausman have written a prose poem of a book that tells the story of a poor Jamaican boy who has to grow up real fast when his father suddenly ... Leer comentario completo