Lucinda Roy

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 ABOUT LADY MOSES

“A terrific novel….Lady Moses is one of the best books you will read this year.”–San Diego Union Tribune

“Lucinda Roy’s vivid story…convincingly transcends racial differences as it brightly explores expansive human truths.” —People

ABOUT THE HUMMING BIRDS

Epoch (Vol 38, #2) has Lucinda Roy’s magnificent “Needlework,” selected by Clarence Major for this year’s Baxter Hathaway Prize in Poetry. This eleven-page poem, a sort of condensed epic of the life-lives of an African woman brought to America, may well be the most eloquent, elegantly crafted in its reticulation of images, and—most important—humanly commanding poem to be published this year in any language.–Marion K. Stocking, Beloit Poetry Journal

 Photos by Richard Mallory Allnutt and Larry E. Jackson

 

ABOUT NO RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT

No Right to Remain Silent is a teacher’s cri de coeur–her dire warning that given the same situation today the ending would be no less terrifying and no less tragic.

“A fine work.” —The Economist

In lucid and often engrossing prose, Roy paints a rich psychological portrait of a student from whom sadness emanated ‘like the smell of smoke from a nicotine addict.’“–Chronicle of Higher Education

Calm analysis only highlights the urgency of Roy’s warning that fundamental problems in American culture need to be addressed lest similar tragedies recur.–Kirkus Reviews

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