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Skin folk: stories

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The SFWA Grand Master's award-winning collection "combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling" (Library Journal). In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribbean folklore, passionate love to chilling horror, Nalo Hopkinson is at her award-winning best, spinning tales like "Precious," in which the narrator spews valuable coins and gems from her mouth whenever she attempts to talk or sing. In "A Habit of Waste," a self-conscious woman undergoes elective surgery to alter her appearance; days later she's shocked to see her former body climbing onto a public bus. In "The Glass Bottle Trick," the young protagonist ignores her intuition regarding her new husband's superstitions—to horrifying consequences. Hopkinson's unique pacing and vibrant dialogue sets a steady beat for stories that illustrate why she received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Entertaining, challenging, and alluring, Skin Folk is not to be missed. Praise for Nalo Hopkinson and the World Fantasy Award–winning Skin Folk "Hopkinson's prose is vivid and immediate." —The Washington Post Book World "An important new writer." —The Dallas Morning News "Her descriptions of ordinary people finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances ring true, the result of her strong evocation of place and her ear for dialect." —Publishers Weekly "A marvelous display of Nalo Hopkinson's talents, skills and insights into the human conditions of life, especially of the fantastic realities of the Caribbean . . . Everything is possible in her imagination." —Science Fiction Chronicle

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The SFWA Grand Master's award-winning collection "combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling" (Library Journal).

In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribbean folklore, passionate love to chilling horror, Nalo Hopkinson is at her award-winning best, spinning tales like "Precious," in which the narrator spews valuable coins and gems from her mouth whenever she attempts to talk or sing. In "A Habit of Waste," a self-conscious woman undergoes elective surgery to alter her appearance; days later she's shocked to see her former body climbing onto a public bus. In "The Glass Bottle Trick," the young protagonist ignores her intuition regarding her new husband's superstitions—to horrifying consequences.

Hopkinson's unique pacing and vibrant dialogue sets a steady beat for stories that illustrate why she received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Entertaining, challenging, and alluring, Skin Folk is not to be missed.

Praise for Nalo Hopkinson and the World Fantasy Award–winning Skin Folk

"Hopkinson's prose is vivid and immediate." —The Washington Post Book World

"An important new writer." —The Dallas Morning News

"Her descriptions of ordinary people finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances ring true, the result of her strong evocation of place and her ear for dialect." —Publishers Weekly

"A marvelous display of Nalo Hopkinson's talents, skills and insights into the human conditions of life, especially of the fantastic realities of the Caribbean . . . Everything is possible in her imagination." —Science Fiction Chronicle

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Life on other planets -- Fiction
Science fiction
Science fiction, Canadian
Short stories, Canadian
West Indies -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
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Skin folk / Nalo Hopkinson
Skin folk : stories [electronic resource] / Nalo Hopkinson
Skin folk : stories [electronic resource] / Nalo Hopkinsons
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Emigration and immigration
Fantasy
Fiction
Life on other planets
Literature
Science Fiction
Science fiction, Canadian
Short Stories
Short stories, Canadian