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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)
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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Praise for this book

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


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December 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Redemption in Indigo
Author(s): Karen Lord
ISBN: 1-4448-2221-7 / 978-1-4448-2221-2 (UK edition)
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September 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Redemption in Indigo: A Novel (Large Print 16pt)
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Redemption in Indigo
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ISBN: 1-78087-308-5 / 978-1-78087-308-4 (UK edition)
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Redemption in Indigo: a novel
Author(s): Karen Lord
ISBN: 1-931520-66-6 / 978-1-931520-66-9 (USA edition)
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March 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Redemption in Indigo
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March 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Redemption in Indigo
Author(s): Karen Lord
ISBN: 1-4074-9834-7 / 978-1-4074-9834-8 (UK edition)
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June 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Redemption in Indigo
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March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Redemption in Indigo
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August 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Redemption in Indigo: a novel
Author(s): Karen Lord
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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