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Christin, August 7, 2012 (view all comments by Christin)
I really enjoyed this book. Hopkinson's use of language is very vivid and creative. You don't see a lot of Caribbean-style magical realism in the speculative fiction genre, so this book is a unique and interesting addition. Exciting, fun story.
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EmilyMB, September 29, 2011 (view all comments by EmilyMB)
This was a really fun book. Post-apocalyptic (well, kinda - it was a slow, economic apocalypse) Toronto is a vivid and interesting setting, from the drug-dealing gangs to the nice old couple selling squirrel meat in the park to get by. The protagonist, Ti-Jeanne, is a young woman tough enough to survive here, but still overwhelmed and uncertain about things as a lot of young people are. She keeps forgiving her drug-dealing ex-boyfriend when she probably shouldn't, is stressed about the new baby, and her relationship with her grandmother Gros-Jeanne is complicated by Ti-Jeanne's wanting nothing to do with her grandmother's Caribbean religious practices. (Her mother Mi-Jeanne has been missing for years.)

Then a politician living outside the Burn, in a nicer area of Toronto, decides a porcine hear transplant just isn't good enough for her and tasks a gang leader with fetching a nice, fresh human one - no questions asked. Unfortunately, he turns the job over to one of his dealers, Toby, who happens to be Ti-Jeanne's ex-boyfriend. To shake things up even more, Ti-Jeanne starts realizing that the loa her grandmother worships are real, and they want something from her...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446674331
Author:
Hopkinson, Nalo
Publisher:
Warner Books (NY)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Toronto (Ont.) Fiction.
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Gangs; Voodoo; Spiritualism; Heritage; Caribbean folklore
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.05x5.06x.63 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Warner Books - English 9780446674331 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An utterly fresh new voice joins the SF/fantasy field with "Brown Girl in the Ring", chosen the best of almost 1,000 entries to the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest. Jamaica native Nalo Hopkinson weaves a compelling story of Afro-Caribbean magic, ancient spirits who rule human lives, and a young woman forced to fend for herself in a 21st-century Toronto that has fallen into economic collapse.
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