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Brown Girl in the Ring

Hopkinson, Nalo

(Book - 1998)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Brown Girl in the Ring
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A fantasy novel of urban decay whose heroine turns to Afro-Caribbean magic to help a boyfriend escape gangs. The gangs are enforcing a contract to produce a human heart for transplant, even if the boyfriend has to kill for it. The setting is a futuristic Toronto.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 1998
ISBN: 9780446674331
0446674338
Branch Call Number: SF HOPKINSON 1998
Characteristics: 250 p. ;,21 cm

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Ti-Jeanne lives in the Burn, the ravaged, lawless remains of Toronto. She and the other inhabitants have been abandoned, and are effectively imprisoned, by all who had enough influence to follow corporate powers out. To save her child and her ex-lover Tony, she must draw on her Afro-Caribbean spi... Read More »


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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!

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

Sep 22, 2010
  • 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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