Over from London, where he presently teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London, is acclaimed poet and novelist Kei Miller. He makes this welcome first Elliott Bay visit for a wonderful novel set in his home country of Jamaica, Augustown (Pantheon).
“Set in the backlands of Jamaica, this is a magical and haunting novel of one woman’s struggle to rise above the constraints of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth. Miller’s storytelling is moving, poetic, and inventive.” —Lisa Lucas, Page Turners for 2017, Martha Stewart Magazine.
“A deceptive spellbinder, a metafiction so disguised as old-time storytelling that you can almost hear the crackle of home fires as it starts. But then it gets you with twists and turns, it seduces and shocks you even as it wrestles with the very nature of storytelling itself. It’s the story of women haunted by women, and of the dangers of both keeping secrets and saying too much.” —Marlon James.