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Redemption in Indigo Paperback – 1 May 2012

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This retelling of a Senegalese folk tale packs a great deal of subtly alluring storytelling into this small package * Publishers Weekly * The whole thing is enormous fun, thanks not least to a chatty, companionable narrator . . . Ace. * SFX * The impish love child of Tutuola and Marquez. Utterly delightful * Nalo Hopkinson * The characters are beautifully drawn . . . the adventure points beyond itself to insights about human experience in general * Fantasy Faction * Redemption in Indigo . . . combine[s] comedy, a sense of mythic-ness, gravity, and sheer elegance * Charles Tan * This is one of those literary works of which it can be said that not a word should be changed * Booklist * You can almost hear the beat of African drums as the rhythm of the prose reverberates through your mind, and you will almost wish that you were listening to someone reading it aloud, the way folk tales are meant to be told * Book Monkey * The perfect antidote to the formula fantasies currently flooding the market * Guardian * A clever, exuberant mix of Caribbean and Senegalese influences . . . Lord manages to compress her story while balancing the cosmic and the personal - all with a verve that would be the envy of many veteran novelists * New York Times Book Review *

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Karen Lord has been a physics teacher, a diplomat, a part-time soldier and an academic at various times and in various countries. She is now a writer and research consultant in Barbados. Her debut novel, Redemption in Indigo, won the 2008 Frank Collymore Literary Award, the 2011 William L. Crawford Award, the 2012 Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award for Best Debut Novel and the Mythopoeic Award, and was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. Redemption in Indigo and The Best of All Possible Worlds, the prequel to The Galaxy Game, are published by Jo Fletcher Books.

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