A Million Aunties

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Akashic Books
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781617758928

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About the Author

ALECIA McKENZIE is a Jamaican writer currently based in France. Her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, and her novel, Sweetheart, have both won Commonwealth Book Prizes. The French edition of Sweetheart was awarded the Prix Carbet des Lycéens. Her other books include Stories from Yard, Doctor's Orders, and When the Rain Stopped in Natland. Her writing has also appeared in a range of literary magazines and in anthologies such as Stories from Blue Latitudes, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, Bridges, Global Tales, Girls Night In, and To Exist Is to Resist. She has edited two collections of contemporary short stories, and her poetry has been published in various international journals including The Caribbean Writer and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Reviews
Delightfully original, this novel centers Chris, an American who travels to his mother's homeland of Jamaica to reflect and heal after tragedy strikes. What he encounters is unexpected, complicated and, perhaps, just what he needs.-- "Ms. Magazine"
Have you ever not wanted a book to end? Were disappointed that the characters are gone from your life? A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie is one such novel that makes you yearn for more.-- "New York Journal of Books"
A Million Aunties is a beautiful story of recovering from loss and coming to terms with your past.-- "BookRiot"
Racial identity, nonfamilial relationships, and the restorative nature of art are all explored as McKenzie considers the possibility of regeneration of the human spirit even as we grapple with the tragedies of lost loves and changing worlds. McKenzie successfully integrates various speech patterns in Caribbean patois and a mixture of English and French as she takes readers on a hopeful journey across continents.-- "Booklist, Starred Review; one of the Best New Books of the Week"
Emotional, enthralling and heartfelt . . . A story of loss and the infinite types of love.-- "Woman's World"