Republic of Barbados, Established 2021
Women's History Month: Historical Fiction
The incredible debut novel from 2015 Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James
"A powerful first novel . . . Writing with assurance and control, James uses his small-town drama to suggest the larger anguish of a postcolonial society struggling for its own identity."
—New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)
"Elements coalesce in a Jamaican stew spicier than jerk chicken. First novelist James moves effortlessly
Experience a shipwrecked sailor's psychic disintegration into 'a naked madman on a rock' by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies.
An hour on this rock is a lifetime.
Glistening limpets. The claws of a lobster. Wild tangles of seaweed. Slowly, his eyes open. Everywhere, there is sea. Only this jagged peak interrupts the vast expanse of the Atlantic: a tooth in a gaping jaw. But he will