Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson audiobook

Skin Folk: Stories

By Nalo Hopkinson
Read by Bahni Turpin

Tantor Audio 9781504052764
8.56 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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 and vibrant sense of pacing and dialogue sets a steady beat for stories that illustrate why she received the 1999 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Entertaining, challenging, and alluring, Skin Folk is not to be missed. Contains mature themes.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2002 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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 and vibrant sense of pacing and dialogue sets a steady beat for stories that illustrate why she received the 1999 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Entertaining, challenging, and alluring, Skin Folk is not to be missed.

Contains mature themes.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Bahni Turpin skillfully navigates this collection of stories…Expertly crafting voices for each character, Turpin weaves tales that showcase Hopkinson’s inventive writing—and her own remarkable command of accents. Turpin transforms her delivery to suit the tale she’s telling…Turpin’s vibrant voices and pacing—especially her presentation of dialogue—combine with deep insight into each story to produce a stellar listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“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
“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

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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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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 8.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English