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    DescriptionPaama, who is a great cook, has returned to her family after 10 years of marriage to the gluttonous Ansige, but two years later he hires the master tracker Kwame to find her. Kwame needs the money to finance his own wanderlust and reluctantly takes the job. These events draw the attention of Chance, the Indigo Lord, one of the powerful spirits called Djombi. The Indigo Lord once wielded the power of Chaos, imbued within the Chaos Stick, but to punish him it was taken from him and given to Paama. Now he wants it back, and he has all sorts of elaborate schemes planned to induce Paama to give him back the Chaos Stick. The narrator, sometimes serious and often mischievous, spins delicate but powerful descriptions of locations, emotions, and the protagonists' great flaws and great strengths as they interact with family, poets, tricksters, sufferers of tragedy, and - of course - occasional moments of pure chaos.

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    Redemption in Indigo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karen Lord
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 197 mm
    Weight: 202 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780873084
    ISBN 10: 1780873085

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000, FIC009010, FIC019000
    DC23: 823.92
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Jo Fletcher Books
    Publication date
    01 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    'This is one of those literary works of which it can be said that not a word should be changed' Booklist. 'Redemption in Indigo ... combine[s] comedy, a sense of mythic-ness, gravity, and sheer elegance' Charles Tan. '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. 'The impish love child of Tutuola and Marquez. Utterly delightful' Nalo Hopkinson. 'This retelling of a Senegalese folk tale packs a great deal of subtly alluring storytelling into this small package' Publishers Weekly. 'the perfect antidote to the formula fantasies currently flooding the market' Guardian. '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. 'charmingly told' Seven. 'The whole thing is enormous fun, thanks not least to a chatty, companionable narrator ... Ace' SFX. 'I was won over by her [Paama], and by this splendid book' And Then I Read A Book.