Brown Girl in the Ring

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Product Number: Z00354
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449872489
Narrator/s: Peter Jay Fernandez
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To uncover the future voices of science fiction, Time Warner Publishing sponsored a contest that attracted hundreds of submissions. Brown Girl in the Ring was the winning entry, announcing author Nalo Hopkinson to the world as a tremendous new talent. It is the 21st century, and due to the economic breakdown and rising crime rate, nearly every citizen has fled Toronto. The city is a slum, populated by the homeless, the poor, and criminals like Rudy, who uses the power of voodoo to help him control the booming drug market. But also left behind are people like Ti-Jeanne, who hope to use voodoo to help rebuild the city, even as Canada's privileged population turns to Toronto to begin harvesting human organs.


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Brown Girl in the Ring
Product Number: BX00001191
Product Number:Z00354
Product Number:CF327

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Author(s): Nalo Hopkinson
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number CF327
Released: Jan 27, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436179669
Author(s): Nalo Hopkinson
Product Number EB00279292
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781455574797

Professional reviews

"This is a book that won a publisher contest for new science fiction writers. It is mostly about the use of magic in a city with troubles in the twenty-first century. On the one hand, practitioners of voodoo believe there is hope for its use to support the rebuilding of their city. On the other hand, practitioners who are using voodoo to control the drug trade are finding more success. Peter Jay Fernandez gives another strong performance as narrator. He keeps the story moving well. His characterization provides color and interest, particularly with the rich and melodic Caribbean cadences. The dialect is handled smoothly and without hesitation as are his transitions between dialect, narration, and the voices of other characters. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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