First published fifty years ago, Voices Under the Window is reissued in association with the Calabash International Literary Festival Trust as a work that, in the words of Colin Channer, is a "Molotov cocktail that ignites important questions of race and power ... questions still burning in Kingston today."
In his insightful introduction, Kwame Dawes finds in Voices a novel that is wholly contemporary in its treatment of the personal and the political, that lives because it is a "deftly crafted work full of a sense of place and time, a work of psychological intensity and literary elegance."
John Hearne was the author of six highly praised novels. He was an incisive critic and provocative commentator in the Jamaican press. He died in 1994.