Brown Girl in the Ring

Brown Girl in the Ring

The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways--farming, barter, herb lore. But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to turn, a young woman must open herself to ancient truths, eternal powers, and the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother.

She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends.

Title:Brown Girl in the Ring
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780446674331
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    Brown Girl in the Ring Reviews

  • Beverly

    A story so original, Brown Girl In the Ring is hard to classify. I have never heard of Caribbean magic realism. To me this is more sci-fi with a twist of magic. The bleak Toronto hellscape of the futu...

  • Lata

    Sometimes, it’s a good idea to revisit a book you haven’t read in years. I originally read this book many years ago because the story premise intrigued me: a dystopian Toronto with a young, black ...

  • Charlotte

    "I can't keep giving my will into other people's hands no more, ain't? I have to decide what I want to do for myself."This is a review of Nalo Hopkinson's 1998 fantasy Brown Girl in the Ring. Spoilers...

  • Rebecca McNutt

    Brown Girl in the Ring is a very eerie story, but definitely a good one. Although I'm not entirely sure it's fair to paint rich people as inherently heartless and selfish, the book does make some good...

  • Paul

    This is a dystopian science fiction novel set in the Toronto of the future, where the centre of the city has been isolated and abandoned following riots and is now ruled by a crime lord whilst the res...

  • Joe Valdez

    The next stop in my end-of-the-world reading marathon was Brown Girl in the Ring, the 1998 debut novel by Nalo Hopkinson, a Jamaican born and Canadian bred author. The book doesn't fit in among the do...

  • K.J. Charles

    This was amazing. Such a fantastic exciting SFF read. In a future Canada Toronto has collapsed--no food, no electricity, the city a no go zone of survivors just getting by, and ruled by a malevolent c...

  • Dawn C

    Wow wow wow. I’ve encountered Carribean folklore before but never so fleshed out and multi faceted as in this book, where spirits have personality and thought and wants and wishes, all the things I ...

  • YouKneeK

    Brown Girl in the Ring is a standalone fantasy/horror book. This was my first time reading anything by Nalo Hopkinson. Even though I have a couple complaints, I enjoyed the story more and more as it p...

  • Allison Hurd

    A near-dystopic version of Toronto with a strong Afro-Caribbean mythos makes for an original, violent and yet very human urban fantasy.CONTENT WARNING: (no actual spoilers, just a list of topics) (vie...