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Prizewinning writer Maryse Cond reimagines Emily Brontë’s passionate novel as a tale of obsessive love between the “African” Rayz and Cathy, the mulatto daughter of the man who takes Rayz in and raises him, but whose treatment goads him into rebellious flight. Retaining the emotional power of the original, Cond shows us Caribbean society in the wake of emancipation.
“A beautifully evocative novel which ‘writes back’ to Europe with both political insight and considerable literary verve.” - Caryl Phillips
“Exotic and eloquent . . . Cond takes Emily Brontë’s cold- climate classic on obsessive love and makes it hot and lush.” - USA Today
“Windward Heights is a confident and incisive Caribbeanization of a European master text by a master novelist of African descent.” - The Village Voice