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Indigo Audiobook

Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World

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Brimming with rich, electrifying tales of the precious dye and its ancient heritage, Indigo is also the story of a personal quest: Catherine McKinley is the descendant of a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan; Jewish "rag traders"; a Massachusetts textile factory owner; and African slaves - her ancestors were traded along the same Saharan routes as indigo, where a length of blue cotton could purchase human life. McKinley’s journey in search of beauty and her own history leads her to the West African women who dye, trade, and wear indigo - women who unwittingly teach her that buried deep in the folds of their cloths is all of destiny and the human story.

©2011 Catherine E. McKinley (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Mike 07-13-15
    Mike 07-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Finishes Where it Starts: Nowhere"

    There is very little here besides a woman traipsing across west Africa. Near the end of the book, even the author is left "wondering, again, at the folly of my obsession." I may have given the book a 2.5 if it were advertised more appropriately, as a journey with no hearty conclusions having very little to say about indigo dye, its production, or the plant itself. Note also, the narrator has a slow, emphatic style which is amazing for dialogue, but she never switches gears when reading factual information and this is very distracting.

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