Adamine Bustamante is born in Jamaica, inside one of the island’s last leper colonies. When she goes to a Revivalist Church, she discovers her gift of warning. But no one has bothered to warn Adamine that when she migrates to England her prophecies of hurricanes and earthquakes will no longer be respected. People will think she is crazy and lock her away in a mental hospital. Now, an old woman, Adamine wants to tell her own story but she must compete with Mr. Writer Man, the novelist who is twisting her words for his own book, and Adamine doesn’t know why. In a story about magic and migration, about stories and story-telling, we discover it is never one person who owns a story, or who has the right to tell it.
©2010 Kei Miller (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I wanted to like this book because it came highly recommended, but I was disappointed. I found the story disjointed and difficult to follow and the characters didn't draw me in. I did listen to this book, so I do wonder if the narration, which was done with an appropriate Caribbean accent, was what caused me to not enjoy the book.
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