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Redemption in Indigo

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)

"The impish love child of Tutuola and Marquez. Utterly delightful."
Nalo Hopkinson


Karen Lord's debut novel, which won the prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Prize in Barbados, is an intricately woven tale of adventure, magic, and the power of the human spirit.

Paama's husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents' home in the village of Makende, now he's disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones - the djombi - who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Unfortunately, a wrathful djombi with indigo skin believes this power should be his and his alone.

Bursting with humor and rich in fantastic detail, Redemption in Indigo is a clever, contemporary fairy tale that introduces readers to a dynamic new voice in Caribbean literature. Lord's world of spider tricksters and indigo immortals, inspired in part by a Senegalese folk tale, will feel instantly familiar - but Paama's adventures are fresh, surprising, and utterly original.

"Fantasy as a genre does not have boundaries," writes Lord. "It has roots. You may call it fantasy. I call it life."

 
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Used availability for Karen Lord's Redemption in Indigo


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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Redemption in Indigo
Author(s): Karen Lord
ISBN: 1-4448-2221-7 / 978-1-4448-2221-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2010 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Redemption in Indigo: A Novel (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Karen Lord
ISBN: 1-4596-0269-2 / 978-1-4596-0269-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Redemption in Indigo
Author(s): Karen Lord
ISBN: 1-78087-308-5 / 978-1-78087-308-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Redemption in Indigo: a novel
Author(s): Karen Lord
ISBN: 1-931520-66-6 / 978-1-931520-66-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Redemption in Indigo
Author(s): Karen Lord
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2012 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Redemption in Indigo
Author(s): Karen Lord
ISBN: 1-4074-9834-7 / 978-1-4074-9834-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Redemption in Indigo
Author(s): Karen Lord
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Redemption in Indigo: a novel
Author(s): Karen Lord
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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