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Augustown

Kei Miller

In the wake of Marlon James's Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Augustown-set in the backlands of Jamaica-is a magical and haunting novel of one woman's struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth. Ma Taffy may be blind but she sees everything. So when her great-nephew Kaia comes home from school in tears, what she senses sends a deep fear running through her. While they wait for his mama to come home from work, Ma Taffy recalls the story of the flying preacherman and a great thing that did not happen. A poor suburban sprawl in the Jamaican heartland, Augustown is a place where many things that should happen don't, and plenty of things that shouldn't happen do. For the story of Kaia leads back to another momentous day in Jamaican history, the birth of the Rastafari and the desire for a better life.

In the wake of Marlon James's Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Augustown-set in the backlands of Jamaica-is a magical and haunting novel of one woman's struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth. Ma Taffy may be blind but she sees everything. So when her great-nephew Kaia comes home from school in tears, what she senses sends a deep fear running through her. While they wait for his mama to come home from work, Ma Taffy recalls the story of the flying preacherman and a great thing that did not happen. A poor suburban sprawl in the Jamaican heartland, Augustown is a place where many things that should happen don't, and plenty of things that shouldn't happen do. For the story of Kaia leads back to another momentous day in Jamaican history, the birth of the Rastafari and the desire for a better life.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In the wake of Marlon James's Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Augustown-set in the backlands of Jamaica-is a magical and haunting novel of one woman's struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth. Ma Taffy may be blind but she sees everything. So when her great-nephew Kaia comes home from school in tears, what she senses sends a deep fear running through her. While they wait for his mama to come home from work, Ma Taffy recalls the story of the flying preacherman and a great thing that did not happen. A poor suburban sprawl in the Jamaican heartland, Augustown is a place where many things that should happen don't, and plenty of things that shouldn't happen do. For the story of Kaia leads back to another momentous day in Jamaican history, the birth of the Rastafari and the desire for a better life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dona Croll

Length:

7h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:17