Augustown: A Novel
by Kei Miller
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
List Price: $25.95
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Imprint: Pantheon Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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11 April 1982: a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to him, like a spirit but not quite. Ma Taffy is growing worried. She knows that something is going to happen. Something terrible is going to pour out into the world. But if she can hold it off for just a little bit longer, she will. So she asks a question that surprises herself even as she asks it, "Kaia, I ever tell you bout the flying preacherman?"
Set in the backlands of Jamaica, Augustown is a magical and haunting novel of one woman’s struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth.
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