Thursday, June 6, 2019

Six works that warn us to seek the roots of violence in history

Karen Lord has been a physics teacher, diplomat, part-time soldier, and academic. She is now a writer and research consultant, BSc, MSc, MPhil, PhD. Her novella Redemption in Indigo won the Frank Collymore Literary Award and the William L. Crawford Award, among others. Her novel The Best of All Possible Worlds won the Frank Collymore Literary Award, RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, and Locus Awards Best Science Fiction Novel. She has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her new novel is Unraveling.

At CrimeReads she tagged six works that warn us to seek the roots of violence in history, including:
The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross

Published in 2016, written by award-winning Grenadian author Jacob Ross, this police procedural murder mystery takes place on a fictional Caribbean island. The population lives with the weight of history—descendants of an enslaved people who were for centuries denied marriage, family, or even consent; children of revolution and conflict still trying to make sense of what befell their parents; youth with potential but no prospects walking a tightrope between law and crime, with corruption and violence endemic in both systems. And yet, with all this burden, and all the bodies, the tale is told with fondness, humor, and hopefulness for humanity.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue