Synopses & Reviews
Ren "Jackal" Segura is a Hope -- a special child, a powerful symbol of a new world government destined for greatness. But two months before she is to assume the role she has been preparing for her entire life, Jackal discovers that everything she believes, everything she is, is a lie. Convicted of a terrible crime, she agrees to participate in a "rehabilitation" experiment: While her body lies comatose for eight months, a computer will convince her mind that she is spending eight long years in solitary confinement. But Jackal's history as a Hope has given her strengths and skills other prisoners lack -- powers she will need to endure the tormenting loneliness, to discover the truth about her betrayal, and to rediscover her life, her love, and her soul in a strange place of shattered hopes and new beginnings called Solitaire.
From an accomplished young writer comes a beautiful trade paperback edition of her acclaimed debut novel of hope and redemption in the near future.
About the Author
Kelley Eskridge is the Tiptree and Nebula Award-nominated author of numerous works of short fiction. Her stories have appeared in Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror,and other compilations. Solitaireis her first novel.