An Unkindness Of Ghosts

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Book Title Unkindness of Ghosts

Item Length 9in.

Item Height 0.9in.

Item Width 6in.

Author Rivers Solomon

Format Hardcover

Language English

Topic Science Fiction / Space Opera

Publisher Akashic Books

Publication Year 2020

Genre Fiction

Item Weight 19.4 Oz

Number Of Pages 282 Pages

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TITLE:
An Unkindness Of Ghosts
ISBN13:
9781617759246
ISBN10:
1617759244
AUTHOR:
Solomon, Rivers (Author)
DESCRIPTION:
A Best Book Of 2017: Npr, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Bustle, Bookish, Barnes & Noble, Chicago Public Library, Book Scrolling Clmp Firecracker Award Winnera Stonewall Book Award Honor Bookfinalist For The 2018 Locus Award, John W Campbell Award For Best New Writer, And The Lambda Literary Award Nominated For The 2018 Hurstonwright Legacy Award For Debut Novelwhat Solomon Achieves With This Debut--The Sharpness, The Depth, The Precision--Puts Me In Mind Of A Syringe Full Of Stars I Want To Say About This Book, Its Only Imperfection Is That It Ended But That Might Give The Wrong Impression: That It Is A Happy Book, A Book That Makes A Body Feel Good It Is Not A Happy Book I Love It Like I Love Food, I Love It For What It Did To Me, I Love It For Having Made Me Feel Stronger And More Sure In A Nightmare World, But It Is Not A Happy Book It Is An Antidote To Poison It Is Inoculation Against Pervasive, Enduring Disease Like A Vaccine, It Is Briefly Painful, Leaves A Lingering Soreness, But Armors You From The Inside Out --Nprin Rivers Solomon's Highly Imaginative Sci-Fi Novel An Unkindness Of Ghosts, Eccentric Aster Was Born Into Slavery On--And Is Trying To Escape From--A Brutally Segregated Spaceship That For Generations Has Been Trying To Escort The Last Humans From A Dying Planet To A Promised Land When She Discovers Clues About The Circumstances Of Her Mother's Death, She Also Comes Closer To Disturbing Truths About The Ship And Its Journey --Buzzfeedwhat Solomon Does Brilliantly In This Novel Is In The Creation Of A Society In Which Dichotomies Loom Over Certain Aspects Of The Narrative, And Are Eschewed By Others Hearkening Back To The Past In Visions Of The Future Can Hold A Number Of Narrative Purposes The Past Offers Us Countless Nightmares And Cautionary Tales; So Too, I'm Afraid, Can The Array Of Possible Futures Lurking Up Ahead --Torthis Book Is A Clear Descendent Of Octavia Butler's Black Science Fiction Legacy, But Grounded In More Explicit Queerness And Neuroatypicality --Autostraddleghosts Are 'The Past Refusing To Be Forgot, ' Says A Character In This Assured Science-Fiction Debut That's Certainly The Case Aboard The Hss Matilda, A Massive Spacecraft Arranged Along The Cruel Racial Divides Of Pre-Civil War America --Toronto Staraster Has Little To Offer Folks In The Way Of Rebuttal When They Call Her Ogre And Freak She's Used To The Names; She Only Wishes There Was More Truth To Them If She Were Truly A Monster, She'd Be Powerful Enough To Tear Down The Walls Around Her Until Nothing Remains Of Her World Aster Lives In The Lowdeck Slums Of The Hss Matilda, A Space Vessel Organized Much Like The Antebellum South For Generations, Matilda Has Ferried The Last Of Humanity To A Mythical Promised Land On Its Way, The Ship's Leaders Have Imposed Harsh Moral Restrictions And Deep Indignities On Dark-Skinned Sharecroppers Like Aster Embroiled In A Grudge With A Brutal Overseer, Aster Learns There May Be A Way To Improve Her Lot--If She's Willing To Sow The Seeds Of Civil War
BINDING:
Hardcover, Hardcover
PUBLISHER:
Akashic Books
PUBLICATION DATE:
2020-06-29
WEIGHT:
1.29 lbs
DIMENSIONS:
0.75'' H x 9'' L x 6'' W
NUMBER OF PAGES:
282
LANGUAGE:
English

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