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The Marvellous Equations of the Dread

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
The ancestors have awakened. Somebody has called them. The long-dead are stirring. Jah ways are mysterious ways.

"Is me - Bob. Bob Marley." Reincarnated as homeless Fall-down man, Bob Marley sleeps in a clock tower built on the site of a lynching in Half Way Tree, Kingston. The ghosts of Marcus Garvey and King Edward VII are there too, drinking whiskey and playing solitaire. No one sees that Fall-down is Bob Marley, no one but his long-ago love, the deaf woman, Leenah, and, in the way of this otherworldly book, when Bob steps into the street each day, five years have passed.

Jah ways are mysterious ways, from Kingston's ghettos to London, from Haile Selassie's Ethiopian palace and back to Jamaica, Marcia Douglas' mythical reworking of 300 years of violence is a ticket to the deep world of Rasta history. This amazing novel - in bass riddim - carries the listener on a voyage all the way to the gates of Zion.

This audiobook was recorded with the generous help of College of Media, Communication and Information - University of Colorado, Boulder

Genre: Fantasy

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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim
Author(s): Marcia Douglas
ISBN: 0-8112-2786-3 / 978-0-8112-2786-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Marvellous Equations of the Dread
Author(s): Marcia Douglas
ISBN: 1-84523-332-8 / 978-1-84523-332-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press
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Audio Editions

November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim
Author(s): Marcia Douglas
Publisher: The Talking Book
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November 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim
Author(s): Marcia Douglas
Publisher: The Talking Book
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November 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim
Author(s): Marcia Douglas
Publisher: The Talking Book
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November 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim
Author(s): Marcia Douglas
Publisher: The Talking Book
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim
Author(s): Marcia Douglas
Publisher: New Directions
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December 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Marvellous Equations of the Dread
Author(s): Marcia Douglas
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Marvellous Equations of Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim
Author(s): Marcia Douglas
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Availability: Amazon CA