Redemption in Indigo

Redemption in Indigo

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by Karen Lord
     
 

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In this funny, fresh fable, a villager leaves her husband and finds she can manipulate chaos.  See more details below

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In this funny, fresh fable, a villager leaves her husband and finds she can manipulate chaos.

Editorial Reviews

Jeff VanderMeer
Lord's first novel is a clever, exuberant mix of Caribbean and Senegalese influences that balances riotously funny set pieces (many involving talking insects) with serious drama initiated by meddlesome supernatural beings.
—The New York Times
From the Publisher

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

“Lord’s debut, a retelling of a Senegalese folktale, packs a great deal of subtly alluring storytelling into this small package.”
Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*

“Adventure, mystery, familial relations, discourse of power, ananse, the spirit world.”—Kamau Brathwaite (Born to Slow Horses)

“Drawing on a multicultural mélange of narrative traditions—both oral and written—this Barbadian author surprises. She tap dances across the conventional, using it to make spirited sounds.”
Foreword Reviews

"Lord weaves fantasy into an implied history of the world to reflect on the use of power and human choice."--Carl Brandon Society Blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780873084
Publisher:
Jo Fletcher
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Sales rank:
1,018,093

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