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Popisho: A Novel | Leone Ross
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An uproarious, sensual novel, Leone Ross's Popisho conjures a world where magic is everywhere, food is fate, politics are broken, and love awaits. Everyone in Popisho was born...with a little something...The local name for it was cors. Magic, but more than magic. A gift, nah? Yes. From the gods: a thing that felt so inexpressibly your own. Somewhere far awayor maybe right nearbylies an archipelago called Popisho. A place of stunning beauty and incorrigible mischief, destiny and mystery, it is also a place in need of change. Xavier Redchoose is the macaenus of his generation, anointed by the gods to make each resident one perfect meal when the time is right. Anise, his long lost love, is on a march toward reckoning with her healing powers. The governors daughter, Sonteine, is getting married, her father demanding a feast out of turn. And graffiti messages from an unknown source are asking hard questions. A storm is brewing. Before it comes, before the end of the day, this wildly imaginative narrative will take us across the islands, their history, and into the lives of unforgettable characters. Popisho is a masterful delight: a playful love story, a portrait of community, a boldly sensual meditation on desire and addiction, and a critique of the legacies of corruption and colonialism. Inspired by the author's Jamaican homeland, inflected with rhythms and textures of an amalgam of languages, it is a dazzling, major work of fiction, in conversation with the likes of Gabriel Garca Mrquez, Toni Morrison, and Arundhati Roy.
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vlwelser
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This book was so weird and I kind of loved everything about it, including this cover.

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CindyE09
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Really enjoyed this lyrical story about the imaginary archipelago of Popisho, where everyone is born with a magical power. We follow four characters mainly over the course of a single day. The language is written almost as one would tell an oral story passed down through generations, but the book also tries to touch on big societal issues, and is at its heart, a love story.

TieDyeDude That's a book I would check out just because of the cover! 2mo
CindyE09 @TieDyeDude I know it‘s so pretty!! 2mo
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Lillie
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I‘m not even sure how to describe this book. It‘s weird, at times unbelievably strange, and quirky and fun and fantastical. Listened to the audiobook narrated by the author. Loved her voice! Definitely the way to go although I may attempt to read the physical book at some point. Read this at the end June and I'm still thinking about it. Originally gave it 4⭐️ but I think I'm going to change that to 5⭐️

Hazel2019 Hmm…what is on the cover? 2mo
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Simona
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This very imaginative story is set on fictional island Popisho where magic is normal and everyone poses some special gift. The novel falls between magical realism and fantasy and is the enjoyable read, but it is also all over the place. Too many themes (political corruption, homophobia, addictions …) are clustered together just to move the story forward … but still, as I said - very enjoyable and very vibrant story.

Simona UK title is This One Sky Day and the US title is Popisho. 4mo
vivastory This sounds interesting! They're announcing the Man Booker long list in a few hours. I'm curious to see what will make it 4mo
Simona @vivastory It is a strange, interesting and fascinating story, with flaws, but I have to say it again - very fun to read. I‘m actively waiting for the announcement, I‘m excited and I don‘t know why, but I‘m also nervous 🤷🏻‍♀️ Planning to read the longlist? 4mo
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vivastory I'm a bit nervous, too. I honestly have no idea what to expect! I hope to read the long list. It'll depend on availability of titles & call it a bias but I refuse to read any nonfiction for either the MB International or the MB. I think of both as strictly fiction prizes. Are you going to read the long list? 4mo
Simona @vivastory Yes! For me this is the best part - reading longlist, compile my shortlist and then be 😡🤬🥵 angry at the judges. I don‘t follow new/eligible releases, so I don‘t know what to expect too, and for me that is also part of the fun. I can understand your point about NF books, but I don‘t feel so strong as you about that, because nominated NF books, so far, were more literary than NF books usual are. 4mo
vivastory @Simona That's a great point about NF books. I will say that a lot of them do sound interesting & I'm not opposed to reading them. I just don't think they nec belong on the list, although with the rise of autofiction the line between the two is becoming tenuous. Well, I have my wine ready & I've watched a few prediction videos so we'll see! 4mo
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Lillie
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What a fantastic year so far! I've been reading some very wonderful books, some well known but others not on too many lists, though they should be. You can't go wrong picking up any of the books from up above.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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March #bookspin #bookspinbingo list!

I am doing really well with February, but I am moving next month so we will see how many I can get through!

Thanks @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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