A novel based on my own family history. In the late 19th century an English missionary arrives on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, intent on wiping out fornication among the local people. Instead he incurs a curse that strikes first his dark-skinned wife, then his son and grandson.
"Brave as well as beautiful…a hypnotic, cryptic, haunting exploration of the power of memory." Boston Globe
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize