Well, the book is being taken seriously enough to get academic feminists interested:
In fact, the book is seen as so unusual that a noted feminist, atheist academic will be presenting a paper on it at Swancon, an academic conference on Speculative Fiction...and at Wiscon, the feminist, alternative annual speculative conference. Check out the title of her paper: Out Of Egypt: The Palimpsest Of Speculative And Other Fiction(S) In Carole Mcdonnell’s Wind Follower. She sees Wind Follower as a book which innovately deals with and plays with different kinds of genres including slave narrative, romance, missionary testimony, high romance, interracial romance. But then again, she's an academic and secular -- therefore well-read-- and understands what I was trying to do.--from "arguing with a reviewer" at Dark Parables
I hope Carole gets permission to pass the paper on to her buddies. Or the scholar uploads it. I wanna read it.
I wish I had thought to use the word "palimpsest" about Carole's book. It's really appropriate considering what she does with times and places and races in her novel.