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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"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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