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Author(s): Irenosen Okojie

Location(s): Cape Verde (Cabo Verde), London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 17th century and modern day

This Summer, the award-winning author of Butterfly Fish and Nudibranch will release this extraordinary, thrilling, and mythical novel that will explore the darker elements of shamanism, desire, betrayal and friendship – spanning time and dimensions.

Set in the mountainous town of Gethsemane, 17th-century Cape Verde, a mysterious woman’s arrival sparks a series of strange events that will leave the town’s inhabitants changed: men sporadically blind in the afternoons, children disappear and reappear without warning, and infertile women become pregnant with the memories of past births.
In present-day London, a quartet are brought together by their fascination with ritual, miracles, and a life beyond the mundane. Botanist, Therese lives with Haitian musician Azacca, Peruvian drifter Emilien, who is haunted by the past, and adventurous Finn, who is increasingly drawn to living life on the edge.

With the past and present beginning to blur into one, Curandera is a story of rebirth and redemption, a mythic tale of recalibrations across time.

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