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Brown Girl in the Ring

Hopkinson, Nalo (eBook - 1998 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Brown Girl in the Ring


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Grand Central Pub
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.


Baker & Taylor
When the rich and privileged leave the city behind, barricaded behind roadblocks, the people of the inner city must adopt the old ways of farming, barter, and herb lore, but when the monied need a harvest of bodies, one girl bargains with the gods and gives birth to new legends

Hachette Book Group
The rich and the 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 surrounding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends.

Baker
& Taylor

When the rich and privileged leave the city behind, barricaded behind roadblocks, the people of the inner city must adopt the old ways of farming, barter, and herb lore, but when the monied need a harvest of bodies, one girl bargains with the gods and gives birth to new legends. Original.

Authors: Hopkinson, Nalo
Statement of Responsibility: Nalo Hopkinson
Title: Brown girl in the ring
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Publisher: New York :, Warner Books,, 1998
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Report This Feb 03, 2012
  • Incarnadine rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hopkinson's first novel, which is set in downtown Toronto. Her writing powers were yet to peak, but if you are intrigued by Carribean-inspired fantasy/sci-fi, then you should pick up this book!

Report This Sep 06, 2011
  • zyzzyvette rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was expecting something along the lines of Octavia Butler, but despite similar themes I felt the writing, plot, characters, etc., were pretty flat in comparison. It's a very short book, but I couldn't make myself finish it.

Winner of the 1998 Warner Aspect First Novel Contest Winner of the 1999 Locus Award for Best First Novel Shortlisted for the 1998 Philip K. Dick Award Selected for Canada Reads 2008

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  • unreg_73556167 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sci-fi/fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic downtown Toronto. The rich have all left and the core is filled with the very poor.

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