The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson

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- Hopkinson made her debut with "Brown Girl in the Ring (Aspect, 1998), receiving the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Now, with a body of work that invokes comparison to such writers as Jamaica Kincaid and Edwidge Danticat, she is poised to claim her place in the mainstream spotlight.- "Skin Folk (Aspect 12/01), the author's previous book, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection, was named Recommended Fiction for 21102 by "Black Issues Book Review, and was named a "New York Times Best Book of the Year.- "Midnight Robber (Aspect, 2000), a "New York Times Recommended Book of Summer 2000, received Honorable Mention for the Casa de las Americas Prize, and was a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Hugo Award, and the Philip K Dick Award.- The author's unique style of magical realism will attract the same audiences that catapulted Toni Morrison's "Beloved and Edwidge Danticat's "Breath, Eyes, Memory (Random House, 1998) to bestsellerdom.

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Nalo Hopkinson is the award-winning author of numerous novels and short stories for adults. Nalo grew up in Jamaica, Trinidad, and Guyana before moving to Canada when she was sixteen. This is her first young adult novel. Visit her online at
Published November 12, 2003 by Warner Books. 400 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hopkinson (Skin Folk, 2001, etc.) tells her story through the eyes of three women: Auntie Mer, a slave in French-colonial Haiti;

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Reviewing the Evidence

Three slave women, bury a stillborn baby and a spirit of the river is awakened.

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Early in the nineteenth century, on the French colonial Caribbean Island of Saint Domingue, three female slave women, led by Doctress Mer, inter a stillborn baby.

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Red Room

A warm tribute to lusty, feisty women by this Jamaican-born author, and the skin-tones of her characters celebrate beauty that ranges from ‘the colour of dirt in the cane fields' through tones of ginger and copper to that of ‘steamed milk with a splash of high mountain coffee.' Each woman revels ...

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