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Brown Girl in the Ring

Brown Girl in the Ring

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In this impressive debut from award-winning speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, a young woman must solve the tragic mystery surrounding her family and bargain with the gods to save her city and herself. (The Washington Post)

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, and the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends.

Author: Nalo Hopkinson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: 07/01/1998
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780446674331

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 45468 / Brown Girl in the Ring

Award: Locus Awards - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 05/15/1998 pg. 1601
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/1998 pg. 700
Publishers Weekly 06/08/1998 pg. 51
Library Journal 06/15/1998 pg. 111
New York Times 07/12/1998 pg. 26
School Library Journal 11/01/1998 pg. 160
Booklist 02/15/2000 pg. 1096

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.

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