Tue 1 Mar 2011
I just read Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo, and I was completely enchanted. At first I was reminded of Amos Tutuola, but Lord brings much more to the narrative table than reworked folktale. Funny, wise, and cleverly constructed, this novel is a delightful antidote to the excess of urban fantasies whose heroines possess the ethical sensibilities of paid assassins. Karen Lord packs more skilled storytelling in this 188 page novel than most wheezy trilogies can crank out in a 1000. I loved it!