A Tall History of Sugar

October 1, 2019|
A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes


Though uniquely its own, A Tall History of Sugar shares themes with Marlon James's work. Akashic was very successful with James's debut novel, John Crow's Devil, and James has gone on to win numerous awards for his literature, including the Man Booker Prize for his third novel. Curdella Forbes's novel is equally as strong as James's novels, and we are confident James's large literary audience will embrace A Tall History of Sugar as well.

In addition to the comparison's to Marlon James, the novel is also influenced by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez.

Akashic is very well-connected to the Caribbean/Jamaican literary community, and Forbes's novel will be supported by Marlon James, Kwame Dawes, Colin Channer, etc.

This is our lead literary fiction title for the season.

A year before the print release of the book, there was a bidding war for the audiobook rights and these were eventually sold to Recorded Books for one of the biggest deals we've done for a literary work; we are also expecting a larger than normal offer from a very prominent UK based publisher.

Title:A Tall History of Sugar
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:October 1, 2019
Publisher:Akashic Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781617757815

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