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Debut Speculative Fiction Novel Amplifies Caribbean Stories
and Spaces With
A Fresh Voice

 

"I loved that the book was authentic to Bajan culture and dialect. I think those elements are so important to highlight in Caribbean literature and Rachelle nailed it."

- @bookwormbabee

"I loved that the book was authentic to Bajan culture and dialect. I think those elements are so important to highlight in Caribbean literature and Rachelle nailed it."

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KINGSTOWN BURNING: A NOVEL

Marley Cadogan, a socialite media personality, and her two bona fides—Nubya, a sought-after fashion designer, and I-Am, a spiritual herbalist—find themselves caught in the crossfire of a regional ganja war on the southern Caribbean island of Barbados.

 

Their journey spans across Barbadian gullies and ghettos, ultimately rolling into the limelight of Marley’s public world. Now she must question her loyalty to her beliefs, and with her squad, set out on a quest that will determine if there can be honor amongst thieves.

 

A lapse in judgment leads Judah, a strong, fiery soul, to move in the wrong direction. Now Judah is being hunted. His wife, Nubya, is discovered to be keeping secrets, and her best friend, Marley, seeks out an Obeah Man for protection, only to uncover a deeply buried truth.

 

I-Am and her trigger-ready brother, Shotta Forward, gear up to disrupt the fragile harmony of the streets in a thrilling mix that moves along a mystical timeline on a tropical paradise. Marley, I-Am, and Nubya inadvertently discover what they are made of and are left to determine if that makes them heroes or villains.

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"I thoroughly appreciate that Gray did not centre this narrative on the movement of the herb across land and sea. She takes the time to build her characters, introduce us to their lives and motivations, as well as highlight the natural world influences, impacts and is a major pillar in the lives of Rastafarians."
- @2treads
"I thoroughly appreciate that Gray did not centre this narrative on the movement of the herb across land and sea. She takes the time to build her characters, introduce us to their lives and motivations, as well as highlight the natural world influences, impacts and is a major pillar in the lives of Rastafarians."
 

"I was swept up by how vividly the romance & Barbados' natural beauty were depicted."

 

- @themillennialjareads

"I was swept up by how vividly the romance & Barbados' natural beauty were depicted."

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NEWS | EVENTS | INTERVIEWS

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Book Signing / May 15, 2021 
Interview / May 14, 2021
Interview / April 28, 2021 
Interview / January 14, 2021  
Book Launch / October 22, 2020 
 

"Descriptions flow with a poetic simplicity that touched me."

 

- @ladyinsaeng

"Descriptions flow with a poetic simplicity that touched me."

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"I look forward to more stories by Rachelle Gray, because I would love to meet and get to know more of these characters she creates."

 

- @_theresenatalie

"I look forward to more stories by Rachelle Gray, because I would love to meet and get to know more of these characters she creates."

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