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News & Features » January 2020 » A TALL HISTORY OF SUGAR Is One of Vanity Fair‘s Best of 2019!

A TALL HISTORY OF SUGAR Is One of Vanity Fair‘s Best of 2019!

Curdella Forbes’s A Tall History of Sugar, released in October 2019, was selected as an Editors’ Pick for Vanity Fair‘s Best Books of 2019 by Copy Production Director Anderson Tepper. His recommendation reads:

“Curdella Forbes’s A Tall History of Sugar is the most recent in an impressive new wave of novels by Jamaican writers—from Marlon James‘s Booker Prize–winning A Brief History of Seven Killings to Kei Miller’s Augustown, Marcia Douglas’s The Marvelous Equations of the Dread, and Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Patsy, among others. Forbes provides an eclectic, feverish vision of Jamaican ‘history’ from the 1950s to the present glimpsed through the experiences of an abandoned mystic-child named Moshe, whose translucent skin and mismatched eyes defy racial category. Who he is and who he becomes—like the country itself—is a riddle that unfolds in episodic bursts and linguistic flourishes.”

A Tall History of Sugar is available for purchase wherever books are sold, and on our website.

Posted: Jan 3, 2020

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