The The Pink House at Appleton is a disturbing novel of adultery and betrayal, about a Jamaican childhood, a domineering father and a submissive mother on a Jamaican sugar estate. Set in 1950s Jamaica during British colonial rule, the novel covers a year in the life of a black middle-class Jamaican family at Appleton Sugar Estate. Against a background of subtle race and class prejudice and adultery, the novel describes the fate of the Brookes family when Harold Brookes, proud and ambitious, determined to establish himself and bring up his family with the right values, is unable to measure up to his own ideals.
Publisher: Matador, Feb 2015
Reviewer: Jen Kendell
It’s a very enjoyable story of life in Jamaica in the 1950s showing the class differences in the various housholds. Full of emotion and in particular sorrow of families torn apart.The father who bullied his family on values but failed to measure up himself.
The author, Jonathan Braham is a great story teller who gives you everything in this book – Passion, emotion and innocence. I loved it!