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Unraveling
By (author): Karen Lord
9780756415204 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Epic Jun 04, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Active 5.73 x 8.53 x 1.04 in 304 pages DAW
In this standalone fantasy novel by an award-winning author, the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to an otherworldly exploration of demigods, myth, and memory, steeped in Caribbean storytelling.

The serial killer that terrorised the City is finally behind bars, but Miranda, the forensic psychiatrist assigned to the case, still has work to do. Snatched from the brink of death by chance, she meets the otherworldly brothers Ajit and Yao, and the three begin an unusual investigation into seven unusual murders. Winding paths and unravelling clues lead them to ever more difficult questions. What is living, what is dying, what does it mean to be immortal? And who is the man who would kill to live forever?

Story Locale: Fantasy world

AWARD WINNING AUTHOR: Lord has won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Carl Brandon Parallax Award, Kitschies Golden Tentacle for Best Debut Novel, and Frank Collymore Literary Award

WORLD FANTASY AWARD FINALIST for her debut novella Redemption in Indigo

CAMPBELL AWARD FINALIST: Lord was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, which is presented as part of the Hugo Award ceremony

CARIBBEAN STORYTELLING: This novel is steeped in Caribbean storytelling and lightly connected to Lord’s novella Redemption in Indigo

SUPERBLY CRAFTED: Lord’s craft, talent, and far-reaching imagination are sure to continue to gain critical acclaim

ADDITIONAL ACCLAIM: Lord’s work was a finalist for Locus Award Best Science Fiction and RT Book Review Choice Award and Book of the Year

Karen Lord has been a physics teacher, diplomat, part-time soldier, and academic. She is now a writer and research consultant, BSc, MSc, MPhil, PhD. Her novella Redemption in Indigo won the Frank Collymore Literary Award and the William L. Crawford Award, among others. Her novel The Best of All Possible Worlds was published internationally, and won the Frank Collymore Literary Award, RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. She has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Author Residence: Barbados, West Indies

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Author Website: karenlord.wordpress.com

Author Social Media: Twitter @drkarenlordTwitter; Tumblr.com/drkarenlord

Praise for Karen Lord

“Lord’s first novel is a clever, exuberant mix of Caribbean and Senegalese influences…Throughout, 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

“This is one of those literary works of which it can be said that not a word should be changed.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Filled with witty asides, trickster spiders, poets, and one very wise woman, Redemption in Indigo is a rare find that you could hand to your child, your mother or your best friend.”—The Washington Post

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