JJ Amaworo Wilson

JJ Amaworo Wilson

JJ Amaworo Wilson is a German-born, British-educated debut novelist. Based in the U.S., he has lived in 9 countries and visited 60. He is a prizewinning author of over 20 books about language and language learning. Damnificados is his first major fiction work. His short fiction has been published by Penguin, Johns Hopkins University Press, and myriad literary magazines in England and the U.S.

Damnificados won the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards winner for debut fiction!

Damnificados won the 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Multicultural Fiction category!

JJ Amaworo Wilson has been awarded the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award in the fiction category for his novel Damnificados. The awards list is comprised of published authors from the two neighboring states recognized in several categories ranging from Anthropology to Young Readers.


Damnificados

Damnificados

SKU: 9781629631172
Author: JJ Amaworo Wilson
Publisher: PM Press/Spectacular Fiction
ISBN: 9781629631172
Published: 1/2016
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 8 x 5
Page count: 288
Subjects: Fiction/Fiction-Dystopia

Praise

“Should be read by every politician and rich bastard and then force-fed to them—literally, page by page.”
—Jimmy Santiago Baca, author of A Place to Stand

“Two-headed beasts, biblical floods, dragonflies to the rescue—magical realism threads through this authentic and compelling struggle of men and women—the damnificados—to make a home for themselves against all odds. Into this modern, urban, politically familiar landscape of the ‘have-nots’ versus the ‘haves,’ Amaworo Wilson introduces archetypes of hope and redemption that are also deeply familiar—true love, vision quests, the hero’s journey, even the remote possibility of a happy ending. These characters, this place, this dream will stay with you long after you’ve put this book down.”
—Sharman Apt Russell, author of Hunger

“Only a rare and special talent can take contemporary realities—sad, joyful, infuriating, inspiring—and spin them into legend. In a narrative rich in danger, adventure, humor, romance, and risk, JJ Amaworo Wilson raises essential questions without succumbing to earnestness or didacticism.”
—Diane Lefer, author of Confessions of a Carnivore



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