Bio: Karen Lord was born in Barbados in 1968. She holds a science degree from the University of Toronto and a PhD in the sociology of religion from the University of Wales. She has twice won the Frank Collymore Award for fiction.
Winner of the Frank Collymore Award, Karen Lord's debut novel is an intricately woven tale of adventure, magic, and the power of the human spirit. Paama's husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents' home in the village of Makendha--now he's disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones--the djombi-- who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to man... more info>>