An Unkindness of Ghosts

Rivers Solomon

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An Unkindness of Ghosts

An Unkindness of Ghosts

Rivers Solomon

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Description

  • A Best Book of 2017: NPR, the Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Bustle, Bookish, Barnes & Noble, Chicago Public Library, Book Scrolling.
  • One of Esquire magazine's 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time
  • One of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the past decade, selected by NPR
  • CLMP Firecracker Award Winner!
  • A Stonewall Book Award Honor Book!
  • Finalist for the 2018 Locus Award, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and the Lambda Literary Award
  • Nominated for the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Novel!

ASTER 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.

About the Author

Rivers Solomon graduated from Stanford University with a degree in comparative studies in race and ethnicity and holds an MFA in fiction writing from the Michener Center for Writers. Though originally from the United States, they currently live in Cambridge, England, with their family. An Unkindness of Ghosts is their debut.

Publishing Information

Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Pub date: 2017-10-03
Length: 352 pages
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