The Book of Color

Julia Blackburn

In the late 19th century, an English missionary arrives on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, intent on wiping our fornication among the natives.

Instead he incurs a curse that strikes first his dark-skinned wife, then his son and grandson. But is the curse supernatural–or a white man’s guilty fascination with an alien new world? “A hypnotic, cryptic, haunting exploration of the power of memory.”–Boston Globe.

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