By Christopher Hedgethorne
Twelve 12 months previous Alexander Drabb, who prefers to be referred to as Sandy, believes he has been despatched to the unusual land of dust to aid run the sugar plantation, nicknamed Mosquito Mansion, of which his Uncle George is the executive. discovering that he used to be now not sought after the place he got here from and never specifically sought after the place he has been despatched, he seeks the friendship of Quaneva, a lady slave a bit older than himself. even though Sandy is ignorant of it, his freedom to trip permits Quaneva to play her half in setting up a slave uprising. Uncle George disapproves of this turning out to be friendship and sends Sandy off on a bush day trip with the neighborhood defense force to trap runaway slaves and damage their rainforest cost. On Sandy's go back as a hero, the social gathering of the expedition's good fortune is thrown into confusion whilst the slaves insurgent. Their misadventures proceed while Sandy and Quaneva break out through the rebellion and are swept upriver in a canoe, the place they locate themselves looking and partying with the Indians. yet who's the mysterious hermit known as Where-am-I? Did the uprising be triumphant? And whilst Sandy is pressured to stand his divided loyalties, who will he betray? Mosquito Mansion and My Misadventures in Mudland is a tender grownup novel set in Demerara, at the Wild Coast of South the US within the days of slavery at the plantations.
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