Published: Dec. 19, 2016

In the nooks and crannies of each day, Marcia Douglas finds herself listening to echoes from her childhood in Jamaica, imagining ways to share stories that develop in her mind’s eye.

Douglas, a full-time professor of creative writing and Caribbean literature at the University of Colorado, recently released her fourth book, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: a Novel in Bass Riddim (Peepal Tree Press, Leeds, U.K.). The work of fiction, similar to most of her writing, draws on the island country of her youth for its characters and settings.

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