The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim


The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: a Novel in Bass Riddim is a novel by Jamaican-American writer Marcia Douglas. The novel has a publication date of July 31, 2018 through New Directions Publishing, and was originally published through Peepal Tree Press in 2016. The novel has been described as “experimental” or “prose poetry in novel form”.

The novel adopts a “reggae aesthetic”, exhibiting numerous aspects of musicality from the intermixing of lyrics and songs into the text, to the “lyrical” language Douglas employs.

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