" ... if you wanted to live a proper life you had to live it as yourself, not act it as something else ... "A recurring motif in The Possible Estate is the question of identity. To the other ex-pats in the South Pacific island coffee plantation community, Harry is an ‘oddball', a ‘Steppenwolf', a man out of line with company demands for a higher yield from the Kanga plantation. But Harry is more than a plantation manager; he is of the islands, so the company's demands can only and inevitably head towards collision.With shades of Faulkner and Marquez, Ashton-Jones weaves a tale about the cycle of generations from the Victorian missionary Davidson through to his descendant - Harry himself.Other novels by Nick Ashton-Jones published by Austin Macauley Publishers™ include Books People Discard (2013) and Annu (2014). A fourth Novel, The Rest House is planned for 2016. http://www.nickashtonjones.com
Nick Ashton-Jones is a farmer, an environmentalist, a writer who cannot help himself, a psycho geographer and historian. He has spent most of his working life in the tropics: in the South Pacific and in Southeast Asia, but mostly in Nigeria which is his second home, if not his first.
Nick was born in Sheffield, has a son who is Swiss, and is based in Derby. He thinks the best bit of Britain is the Isle of Arran, and he shares his life with his partner, David, an artist and illustrator.
The Adventures Of Harry, Poppy, Dixie And Introducing Alfie
The Rising Tear
Books People Discard
Marlborough Blues: Boy against the System
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