Painting Away Regrets (Paperback)

By Opal Palmer Adisa

Peepal Tree Press Ltd., 9781845231521, 420pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2011

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Set primarily in the Bay Area of California, this compelling tale of human intent and divine manipulation touches upon the very inherent aspects of love, betrayal, madness, and reconciliation, all within the framework of the Yoruba belief system. Two modern, urban professionals—fundamentally unsuited to one another, aside from a powerful sexual chemistry—traverse life to the point of reaching the crossroads of divorce many years later. Dancing between the drama that unfolds between protagonists Crystal and Donald and the mirrored fantasy world of the Orishas where every human act has a spiritual ramification, this frank and intimate story revels in the multiple dimensions of the heart, mind, and soul.

About the Author

Opal Palmer Adisa is a professor of creative writing and literature at the California College of the Arts, and her work has appeared in more than 200 journals, anthologies, and other publications, including "Essence Magazine." She is the author of "It Begins With Tears." She lives in Oakland, California.