Redemption in Indigo
By Karen Lord
Small Beer Press, Paperback, 9781931520669, 188pp.
Publication Date: August 2010
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In this funny, fresh fable, a villager leaves her husband and finds she can manipulate chaos.
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 traditionsboth oral and writtenthis Barbadian author surprises. She tap dances across the conventional, using it to make spirited sounds.”
"Lord weaves fantasy into an implied history of the world to reflect on the use of power and human choice."--Carl Brandon Society Blog