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Indigo Or Mapping The Waters
  • Published: 6 April 1993
  • ISBN: 9780099154518
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

Indigo Or Mapping The Waters



Inspired by The Tempest, INDIGO traces the scars of colonialism across continents, family blood-lines and three centuries. Rich, sensual and magical in its use of myths and fairytales INDIGO explores the intertwined histories of the Everard family and the imaginary Caribbean island where Ariel, Caliban, and his mother, the healer and dyer of indigo, Sycorax once lived.

  • Published: 6 April 1993
  • ISBN: 9780099154518
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Marina Warner

Marina Warner spent her early years in Cairo, and was educated at a convent in Berkshire, and then in Brussels and London, before studying modern languages at Oxford. She is an internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic, novelist and short story writer. Her non-fiction works include The Beast to the Blonde, No Go the Bogeyman, Fantastic Metamorphoses and Stranger Magic, while her fiction includes the novels The Lost Father (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Indigo and The Leto Bundle, and short story collections including Murderers I Have Known. She lectures widely in Europe, the United States and the Middle East and was appointed CBE in 2008.

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Praise for Indigo Or Mapping The Waters

An extraordinary imaginative achievement

Times Literary Supplement

INDIGO explores the nature of power, the human cost of Empire and the theme of dislocation . . . vivid, gripping, intelligent

Independent on Sunday

Her prose has never been so lyrical, as she yokes Shakespearean references, colonial history and her own sensual experience of the Caribbean with a powerful feminine myth-making

Independent

A complex, glittering book

The Times

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