The Last Warner Woman

A Novel
Author(s): Kei Miller
Original Publish Date: Mar 07, 2012
Product Number: EB00646061
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781566893053
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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"A deceptive spellbinder . . . The story of women haunted by women, and of the dangers of both keeping secrets and saying too much." —Marlon James Adamine Bustamante is born in one of Jamaica's last leper colonies. When Adamine grows up, she discovers she has the gift of "warning": the power to protect, inspire, and terrify. But when she is sent to live in England, her prophecies of impending disaster are met with a different kind of fear—people think she is insane and lock her away in a mental hospital. Now an older woman, the spirited Adamine wants to tell her story. But she must wrestle for the truth with the mysterious "Mr. Writer Man," who has a tale of his own to share, one that will cast Adamine's life in an entirely new light. In a story about magic and migration, stories and storytelling, and the New and Old Worlds, we discover it is never one person who owns a story or has the right to tell it.

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