Leone Ross: All the Flavours of Love

On the imagined Caribbean archipelago of Popisho, slavery has never existed and the only attempt at colonisation has been successfully resisted by the inhabitants. That’s the fantastical setting for Leone Ross’s immersive and rambunctious novel This One Sky Day. A man and a woman, once in love, are walking across the islands towards each other. Xavier Pere is the illegitimate son of a god. Anise David is recovering from the loss of her third stillborn child, and investigating a rumour that her husband has made his mistress pregnant. These are the protagonists of a story that questions the nature of love, and how to find it again. Leone Ross is a novelist, short story writer, editor and journalist and she joined tv and radio presenter Gemma Cairney live at the 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss her third novel – one that will linger long in the memory. 

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