The New Moon’s Arms by Nalo Hopkinson audiobook

The New Moon’s Arms

By Nalo Hopkinson
Read by Gin Hammond

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
9.98 Hours 1
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What's in a name? A lot, according to Caribbean-born Chastity, who has adopted the more fitting moniker Calamity. Now in her fifties, true to her name, Calamity is confronting two big life transitions: her beloved father has just died, and she is starting menopause, a physical shift that has rekindled her special gift for finding lost things. Suddenly she is getting hot flashes that seem to forge objects out of thin air. Only this time, the lost item that has washed up on the shore is not her old toy truck or her hairbrush, but a four-year-old boy. As Calamity takes the child into her care, she discovers that all is not as it seems: the boy's family is most unusual. Then Calamity must reawaken to the mysteries surrounding her own childhood and the early disappearance of her mother.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2007 Nebula Award for Best Novel

What's in a name? A lot, according to Caribbean-born Chastity, who has adopted the more fitting moniker Calamity. Now in her fifties, true to her name, Calamity is confronting two big life transitions: her beloved father has just died, and she is starting menopause, a physical shift that has rekindled her special gift for finding lost things. Suddenly she is getting hot flashes that seem to forge objects out of thin air. Only this time, the lost item that has washed up on the shore is not her old toy truck or her hairbrush, but a four-year-old boy. As Calamity takes the child into her care, she discovers that all is not as it seems: the boy's family is most unusual. Then Calamity must reawaken to the mysteries surrounding her own childhood and the early disappearance of her mother.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The New Moon’s Arms is a dance of lost-and-found. Hopkinson knows not to get too sentimental, thanks in large part to her heroine’s unsinkable sense of humor. It let me hear the mermaids singing.” Washington Post Book World
“A most impressive work…vivid and richly nuanced, utterly realistic yet still somehow touched with magic.” Toronto Star
“Hopkinson has had a remarkable impact on popular fiction…[Her] work continues to question the very genre she adopts, transforming them from within through her fierce intelligence and her commitment to a radical vision that refuses easy consumption…With sly humor and great tenderness, [she] draws out the hope residing in age and change.” Toronto Globe and Mail
“Shows new depths of wisdom, humor, and insight…Like life, Hopkinson’s novel doesn’t resolve every mystery. But Hopkinson has answered the essential questions in The New Moon’s Arms, and she’s wise enough to know we need nothing more.” Seattle Times
“Considerable talent for character, voice, and lushly sensual writing…her most convincing and complex character to date.” Locus

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Author

Author Bio: Nalo Hopkinson

Author Bio: Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson is the author of The New Moon’s Arms, The Salt Roads, Midnight Robber, and Brown Girl in the Ring, among many others. She has won numerous awards, including the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, and Canada’s Sunburst Award for fantasy literature. Her award-winning short fiction collection Skin Folk was selected for the 2002 New York Times Summer Reading List and was one of the New York Times Best Books of the Year. Currently, she is a professor of creative writing at the University of California–Riverside.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English