Brown Girl in the Ring

Nalo Hopkinson (Author)
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Description

Committed to finding science fiction's voices of the future, Warner Aspect sponsored a search that attracted nearly 1,000 entries from around the world. We are proud to introduce the winner, Nalo Hopkinson: anovelist whose life ranges over a hemisphere, whose experience encompasses enduring traditions of word and story, whose voice authentically reaches to those who are aliens in their own lands, and whose vision touches the essence of history, society, science fiction, and myth.

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date
July 01, 1998
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.8 X 8.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780446674331
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About the Author

Nalo Hopkinson was born in Jamaica and has lived in Guyana, Trinidad, and Canada. The daughter of a poet/playwright and a library technician, she has won numerous awards including the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, and Canada's Sunburst Award for literature of the fantastic. Her award-winning short fiction collection Skin Folk was selected for the 2002 New York Times Summer Reading List and was one of the New York Times Best Books of the Year.Hopkinson is also the author of The New Moon's Arms, The Salt Roads, Midnight Robber, and Brown Girl in the Ring. She is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, and splits her time between California, USA, and Toronto, Canada.

Reviews

"Excellent...a bright, original mix of future urban decay and West Indian magic...strongly rooted in character and place."--Sunday Denver Post

"A wonderful sense of narrative and a finely tuned ear for dialogue...balances a well-crafted and imaginative story with incisive social critique and a vivid sense of place."--Emerge
"An impressive debut precisely because of Hopkinson's fresh viewpoint."--The Washington Post
"Hopkinson lives up to her advance billing."--New York Times Book Review
"Hopkinson's writing is smooth and assured, and her characters lively and believable. She has created a vivid world of urban decay and startling, dangerous magic, where the human heart is both a physical and metaphorical key."--Publisher's Weekly
"Splendid....Superbly plotted and redolent of the rhythms of Afro-Caribbean speech."--Kirkus Review

"Utterly original....the debut of a major talent. Gripping, memorable, and beautiful."--Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club