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Publisher Description

"The impish love child of Tutuola and Marquez. Utterly delightful."—Nalo Hopkinson

“This is one of those literary works of which it can be said that not a word should be changed.” —Booklist, Starred Revew

Karen Lord’s debut novel won the prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Prize in Barbados, the Mythopeic, Carl Brandon Parallax, and Crawford Awards. It is an intricately woven tale of adventure, magic, and the power of the human spirit.

Paama’s husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents’ home in the village of Makende, now he’s disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones—the djombi—who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Unfortunately, a wrathful djombi with indigo skin believes this power should be his and his alone.

Bursting with humor and rich in fantastic detail, Redemption in Indigo is a clever, contemporary fairy tale that introduces readers to a dynamic new voice in Caribbean literature. Lord’s world of spider tricksters and indigo immortals, inspired in part by a Senegalese folk tale, will feel instantly familiar—but Paama’s adventures are fresh, surprising, and utterly original.

"Fantasy as a genre does not have boundaries," writes Lord. "It has roots. You may call it fantasy. I call it life.”

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
August 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
200
Pages
PUBLISHER
Small Beer Press
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
524.9
KB

Customer Reviews

A Rainy Night ,

Wow and Wow

If you are looking for excellent writing and creativity, your search is over. This short novel is wildly imaginative and a great read. Hell, I'm a little envious of Ms. Lord's skill and talent.

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