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In the Castle of My Skin Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Summary

In the Castle of My Skin is George Lamming's novel about nine years of a boy's life as he grows up on the island of Barbados in the 1940's and 1950's. The story's universal messages of tradition, change, friendship, and maturity are set against the backdrop of an idyllic and placid island setting for which the author shows genuine delight.

As the story begins, a deluge of rain beats down on a small village in Barbados where a boy celebrates his ninth birthday in the mid-1940's. The neighbors say that the rain signifies showers of blessings, but the boy would have preferred more pleasant weather on this ninth most important day of his life. By afternoon, the water has risen to flood the verandah of the house the boy shares with his mother. Soon the water seeps into the house and the boy's mother dries it...

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