Author(s): Jean Rhys
So there's a good time coming for the ladies, is there?-a good time coming for the girls? About time too'
Stories of women adrift in seedy bars and down-at-heel hotels, from a master of the short story form.
Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. After arriving in England aged sixteen, she became a chorus girl and drifted between different jobs before moving to Paris, where she started to write in the late 1920s. She published a story collection and four novels, after which she disappeared from view and lived reclusively for many years. In 1966 she made a sensational comeback with her masterpiece, Wide Sargasso Sea, written in difficult circumstances over a long period. Rhys died in 1979.