Model: WI0110
Price: $2,180.00JMD
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 September, 2011.
ISBN: 0446674338
Author: Hopkinson, nalo
Publisher: Miscellaneous

"Colourful and enthralling, exotically weird and at the same time totally convincing; You don't read this book, you lve in it." - Tim Powers, author of LAST CALL Brown Girl In The Ring The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways-farming, barter, herb lore. But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to turn, a young woman must open herself to ancient truths, eternal powers, the tragic mystery surrouding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends. ABOUT THE AUTHOR I was born in the Caribbean and moved to Canada when I was a teenager. In this novel, I used Afro-Caribbean spirituality, culture, and language, but placed my characters within the idioms and settings of contemporary speculative fiction. I saw it as subverting the genre, which speaks so much about the experience of being alienated, but contains so little written by alienated peoples themselves. -Nalo Hopkinson