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Painting Away Regrets

Christine and Donald are two modern, urban professionals, fundamentally unsuited to one another, caught in the currents of life, and bound by the one thing they have in common – powerful sexual desires. They meet in Graduate School at Berkeley and become consumed by the amazing sexual chemistry they share. Marriage and four children later, Christine and Donald are at a crossroads...

£12.99

Author(s)
Opal Palmer Adisa
ISBN
9781845231521
Pages
358
Price
£12.99
Classification
Fiction, Novels
Setting
United States of America, Jamaica
Date published
23 Nov 2011

Christine and Donald are two modern, urban professionals, fundamentally unsuited to one another, caught in the currents of life, and bound by the one thing they have in common – powerful sexual desires. They meet in Graduate School at Berkeley and become consumed by the amazing sexual chemistry they share. Marriage and four children later, Christine and Donald are at a crossroads.

Moving easily between the Caribbean, Africa and the USA, the novel dances between the real-life drama that unfolds between Christine and Donald, and the spiritual world of the Orishas where every human act has a spiritual ramification.

“Rich in the vibrant rhythms and colors of the Caribbean, Painting Away Regrets is a song that resonates the redeeming power of love and family. Opal Palmer Adisa’s storytelling shines in the lush island folklore; in this story of one woman’s spiritual and sensual journey towards healing and forgiveness.”    

Gail Tsukiyama, author of The Samurai’s Garden and The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

“Painting Away Regrets is an entrancing novel where spirits breathe on every corner, influencing the lives of Opal Palmer Adisa’s compelling and explosive characters. This is a story of a marriage, of powerful love and sensuality that slowly shifts and burns into rage. As we watch Christine struggle through unbearable circumstances, we root for her and hope the wisdom of her ancestors will guide her on the path to forgiveness and freedom. This is a haunting and engaging novel that boosts the soul.”    

Ann Joslin Williams, author of Down from Cascom Mountain

The cover features a painting: ‘Arima Mama’ by LeRoy Clarke

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Opal Palmer Adisa

Opal Palmer Adisa is a Jamaica-born, award-winning poet, educator and storyteller. A performance poet and writer, she is the author of twelve books including: I Name Me Name, Until Judgement Comes & Caribbean Passion. Her poetry, essays and stories have been anthologized in over two hundred journals; she travels and shares her work internationally.

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