I came across Jean Rhys’ 1934 novel, Voyage in the Dark, in a used bookshop several months ago and read it during a recent trip to St Croix. I had read and enjoyed Rhys’ best-known work, Wide Sargasso Sea, previously.
At 187 pages Voyage … is a fast read but the images and language are haunting and stayed with me for weeks. Rhys’ writing style is fearless: sharp, spare and unsentimental. Read More