“Fanny Howe’s novel [based on a true story] has the clarity and concision and the narrative force of a fable. And like all good fables, it’s endlessly complicated, a deceptively simple story wrapped in racial, historical, and economic ironies . . . It tells us that America’s originating sin is the profit-making entanglement of race and slavery, whose tainted return, both economic and spiritual, is still being paid out today.”
Fanny Howe has won many awards for her fiction and poetry over the years. She was a Finalist for the Man Booker International Award for Fiction in 2015. Five of her novels are collected in Radical Love, published by Nightboat.