Story around The Windrush, told through the eyes of two Jamaicans and a British couple and in two distinct times (1948 and "before"). Hortense, the main narrator to begin with, is interesting but unsympathetic (very snobbish and judges people by how dark their skin is). Interesting glimpse into the different ways black people were viewed and treated by US forces, British forces and various British civilians, which is different again from Bernard's views of India and its inhabitants. Linguistic contrasts too: educated Jamaicans alternating between local patois and overly-formal King's English. And which is the eponymous "small island"?