“Shay, an African American professor married to a brash Italian businessman, is seduced by the beauty and exoticism of Madagascar. The lavish Red Island House her husband builds (supposedly for her but more as a testament to his success) affords Shay a dream vacation home, but as she navigates her role as its mistress, she must also come to terms with the effects of colonialism on the people of this island nation, a people with whom she shares skin color and a legacy. Across 20 years, Lee weaves stories of those who arrogantly deem a paradise for their taking with those left grasping for what is rightfully theirs. This is a provocative tale of magic, power, and identity.”Linda Sherman-Nurick, Cellar Door Books
If you enjoyed Homegoing, then you’ll love Red Island House.
“A good reader really brings a book to life, but a GREAT reader makes a book unforgettable. Bahni Turpin's brilliant reading of Red Island House will leave you bathed in the richness of the life of Shay, the mistress of the house, the lushness of tropical Madagascar, and the mysterious lives of everyone dwelling in and around the Red House. Even if you've already read this gem, I guarantee the audiobook will wow you even more.”Angie, The Country Bookshop
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