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Port Mungo (original 2004; edition 2005)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0747574154, Paperback)Throughout their privileged but highly eccentric childhood Jack Rathbone has enjoyed the constant adoration of his sister Gin. When both attend art school in London, Jack plunges into a passionate affair with Vera Savage, a painter some years his senior, and they soon run away to New York. From a bruised and bereft distance Gin follows their southward progress to Miami, then Havana, and so to Port Mungo, a wilting swamp town on the steamy Gulf of Honduras. There Jack devotes himself to his art, and works with a fervour as intense as the restless, boozy waywardness to which Vera succumbs, which even the birth of two daughters cannot subdue. As the tension builds, a tragedy occurs that will tear apart not only their world but that of Jack's watchful sister, Gin.
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Pained to see her brother, Jack, fall under the spell of a flamboyant painter, Gin tracks their journeys and eventually shares her Greenwich Village home with them when their waywardness results in the neglect of their two daughters.
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