The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Ridim

Longlisted for the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread offers a world of magical possibility despite being set at the worst of times in recent Jamaican history. Bob Marley has just died, the Emperor Haile Selassie has been brutally murdered, the armed gangs of Kingston are at war and the murder rate soars. Packed with the stories of both the living and the dead, Marcia Douglas still manages to celebrate the endurance and wondrous creative humanity of Jamaica’s people.

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Marcia Douglas

Marcia Douglas is the author of the novels Madam Fate (Women’s Press, 2000; Soho Press, 1999), Notes from a Writer’s Book of Cures and Spells (Peepal Tree, 2005) and most recently, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread (Peepal Tree Press, 2016) , as well as the poetry collection, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom (Peepal Tree, 1999), which won a Poetry Book Society recommendation.

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