Redemption in Indigo
By Karen Lord
(Small Beer Press, Paperback, 9781931520669, 224pp.)
Publication Date: June 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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In this funny, fresh fable, a villager leaves her husband and finds she can manipulate chaos.
Karen Lord was born in Barbados in 1968. She holds a science degree from the University of Toronto and a PhD in the sociology of religion from The University of Wales. She has taught physics, trained soldiers, and worked in the Foreign Service. This is her first novel.
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