By Kei Miller
'Richly nuanced and empathetic . . . a vivid modern fable' Guardian
From the winner of the Forward Prize, a magical and haunting novel set in the underbelly of Jamaica.
Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. He is the author of three novels, The Same Earth, The Last Warner Woman and Augustown, several collections of poetry and a book of short stories, The Fear of Stones, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. In 2014, he won the prestigious Forward Prize for Poetry for his collection, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion. He teaches Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.
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11 May 2017
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Driven by atmosphere more than plot, the language is as clear as spring water — OBSERVER
Richly nuanced and empathetic . . . a vivid modern fable — GUARDIAN
Like a wide-angled lens, Miller's novel fits much into a small frame - Augustown itself, Rastafari, gang and police violence, religious opposition to colonial rule - but still gives an impression of space — DAILY TELEGRAPH
Truly panoramic — SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Miller's storytelling is superb, its power coming from the seamless melding of the magical and the everyday, which gives his novel a significant fabular quality — Sunday Times