Brown Girl in the Ring

Brown Girl in the Ring

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The rich and the 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, the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends.

Author: Hopkinson, Nalo

Language: English | Copyright: 1998


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  • mi
  • dickering
  • loungers
  • barrelled
  • ministered
  • lineups
  • barbecuing
  • organ
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