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ISBN13: 9780446675604
ISBN10: 0446675601
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It's Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance, and pageantry. Masked "Midnight Robbers" waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. To young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favorite costume to wear at the festival-until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgiveable crime.

Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree. Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the wilds. Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth and become the Robber Queen herself. For only the Robber Queen's legendary powers can save her life . . . and set her free.

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In Midnight Robber, the Caribbean-colonised planet of Toussaint is in the middle of a carnival. Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen, is enjoying the festival until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable crime.

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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Christin, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by Christin)
Nalo Hopkinson is a fantastic writer! I love that her books are great sci-fi/fantasy, but they're rooted in Caribbean culture. That's a perspective you don't find often in this genre, so it's a real breath of fresh air.

In this book, Tan-Tan is taken with her to the wild New Half-Way Tree, her home world's alternate universe twin, when her father commits a murder. Growing up there, she's subjected to abuse from those closest to her and the book is about her coming to terms with that and finding her own strength and sense of self, while making the most of her new home.

Very imaginative and engrossing.
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Gregory, September 17, 2008 (view all comments by Gregory)
Wow .... just finished this book. Not really what I was expecting - ok I could see there the story was going but I have to say I did not expect the dark places that Nalo went to......

Read Black Giril in the RIng first to get a handle on her idioms but again wow....powerful storytelling. She projects a future descended from various cultures where criminals are exiled to a 'neighbor' place where the things of folklore - not western folklore - have real counterparts.....but not the way it sounds. Really compelling world building...aliens and real characters....its a shame that we will not see Tan Tan the Robber Queen again... till we re read the book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446675604
Author:
Hopkinson, Nalo
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Infidelity; Murder; Child sexual abuse; Heritage; Legends; Troubled marriages
Copyright:
Series Volume:
99-8
Publication Date:
20000301
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.08x5.07x.78 in. .81 lbs.

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