Publisher description for The book of color : a novel / Julia Blackburn.

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In the late 19th century, an English missionary arrives on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, intent on wiping our fornication among the natives. Instead he incurs a curse that strikes first his dark-skinned wife, then his son and grandson. But is the curse supernatural--or a white man's guilty fascination with an alien new world? "A hypnotic, cryptic, haunting exploration of the power of memory."--Boston Globe.

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Islands of the Indian Ocean -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Missionaries -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Mauritius -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Clergy -- Fiction.