The Last Warner Woman by Kei Miller

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The American debut of a Caribbean literary talent often compared to Orange Prize winner Andrea Levy and Alexander McCall Smith.
 

About Kei Miller

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Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1978, Kei Miller is the author of The Same Earth, winner of the Una Marson Prize for Literature, and Fear of Stones, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. His most recent poetry collection has been shortlisted for the Jonathan Llewelyn Rhys Prize, the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and the Scottish Book of the Year Award. In 2008, Miller was an International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa. Miller currently divides his time between Jamaica and Scotland.
 
Published March 7, 2012 by Coffee House Press. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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Beautifully imaginative and structurally inventive, Miller’s second novel (after The Same Earth) tells the story of Adamine Bustamante, an orphan raised in a leper colony in Spanish Town, Jamaica, whose gift of “warning” leads her to join the Revivalist Church.

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Examiner

One of several excellent new releases from Coffee House Press in Minneapolis, available for order online and at your favorite new bookstores in Denver, Caribbean author Kei Miller’s “The Last Warner Woman” is the tale of Adamine Bustamante, born in one of Jamaica’s last leper colonies and gifted...

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A Caribbean story of lepers, lunacy and prophecy, Kei Miller's spellbinding second novel is a cautionary, zigzagging tale that tries to capture hard-to-pin-down truths.

Apr 20 2012 | Read Full Review of The Last Warner Woman

Bookmarks Magazine

In a story about magic and migration, stories and storytelling, and the New and Old Worlds, we discover it is never one person who owns a story or has the right to tell it.Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1978, Kei Miller is the author of The Same Earth, winner of the Una Marson...

May 01 2012 | Read Full Review of The Last Warner Woman

Metro

This is fair enough: it’s unlikely The Last Warner Woman is going to disappoint those who enjoy a wry, magical realist tale of life and death set among the common folk of an offbeat locale (here a leper colony in Jamaica, the country of Miller’s birth) and covering a suitably epic amount of time.

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