In the wake of her beloved father's death, Rachel Manley turned inward to try to understand him and to explore the impact of those final moments. Michael Manley - the charismatic, controversial prime minister of Jamaica - had stood at the heart of a decade of radical social reform in the 1970s. From the vantage of her father's bedside during his last six months of life, his daughter searches the shadows that he cast on her as a child and as a woman - the shadows that familiarly touch daughters and fathers but are inevitably thrown more fiercely by famous parents over their children.
With honesty and deep feeling Manley shares her love and pain, and explores how the enduring bonds that held them were tested time and again, not only by the ordinary conflicts of family life, but by the heavy demands of the political arena and by a succession of five marriages. Slipstream is a shining portrait of one man's enormous heart and undying spirit, and a testament to the ways in which courage and love can inspire us all to soar.