God Carlos

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A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early-16th-century Jamaica.
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This tragicomic novel set in sixteenth-century Jamaica is a "gusty, boisterous, [and] entertaining . . . slice of historical fiction" (Alan Cheuse, NPR, All Things Considered).

Winner of the 2014 Townsend Prize for Fiction

A fortune-seeking band of ragtag sailors travel aboard the Santa Inez, a Spanish vessel bound for the newly discovered West Indies. She is an unusual explorer for her day, carrying no provisions for the settlers and no seed for planting crops, and manned by vain, arrogant men looking for gold in Jamaica.

The crew expects to make landfall in paradise after over a month at sea. Meanwhile, the timid, innocent Arawaks—who walk around stark naked without embarrassment and who venerate their own customs and worship their own gods—think these newcomers must have come from heaven. The ensuing entanglement of culture, custom, and beliefs makes for a "comic, tragic, bawdy, sad, and provocative" novel (Library Journal).

"Darkly irreverent . . . With a sharp tongue, Winkler, a native of Jamaica, deftly imbues this blackly funny satire with an exposé of colonialism's avarice and futility." —Publishers Weekly

"Well-written . . . Winkler's descriptions of sea and sky as seen from a sailing ship, and of the physical beauty of Jamaica, are spot-on and breathtaking." —Historical Novel Review

"A thoroughly engaging adventure story from a renowned Jamaican author, sure to enchant readers who treasure a fabulous tale exquisitely rendered." —Library Journal

"Every country (if she's lucky) gets the Mark Twain she deserves, and Winkler is ours." —Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf

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Historical fiction
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