Radio Book Club: Marvelous Equations of the Dread

Marcia Douglas, who teaches creative writing at CU Boulder, joins us at the Radio Book Club to talk about her latest novel The Marvelous Equations of the Dread – A Novel in Bass Riddim, which imagines Bob Marley reincarnated as homeless man who sleeps in a clock tower built on the site of a lynching in Half Way Tree, Kingston. The ghosts of Marcus Garvey and King Edward VII are there too, drinking whiskey and playing solitaire.


Hear more of the conversation with Marcia Douglas in our After Hours edition, in which she talks more about Bob Marley’s music and growing up in Jamaica.

The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us in-studio for a discussion which we broadcast on the 4th Thursday of every month at 9am.