The Housing Lark: Sam Selvon's strikingly relevant, lesser-known classic

The Lonely Londoners, Sam Selvon's classic 1956 novel about West Indian migrants making their way in the old metropolis, ended on a blue note. Its chief character Moses found himself at the banks of the Thames brooding about things. Chasing skirt, having laughs, rum and revelry to fight off the frigid winters: was this living?