Falling in Love with Hominids (Paperback)
In this collection of short stories, Nalo Hopkinson dances us on the border of reality: our fears, sadness, losses, ugliness, and cruelties are those of this life, but in these stories, the dead grant forgiveness, the girl who doubts her beauty and worth swallows a seed and becomes a monster that frightens the cruel boy off of her before the real damage can be done. At the end of most stories, you will need to stop to allow the aching of your heart to subside before hungrily diving into the next. But don’t get too comfortable; sometimes a partner will do anything for love, and then you’ll not want to turn the lights off until you’ve read another. - Linda— From Black Lit Book Club: Falling in Love with Hominids
An alluring new collection from the author of the New York Times Notable Book, Midnight Robber Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring, The Salt Roads, Sister Mine) is an internationally-beloved storyteller. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as having an imagination that most of us would kill for, her Afro-Caribbean, Canadian, and American influences shine in truly unique stories that are filled with striking imagery, unlikely beauty, and delightful strangeness. In this long-awaited collection, Hopkinson continues to expand the boundaries of culture and imagination. Whether she is retelling The Tempest as a new Caribbean myth, filling a shopping mall with unfulfilled ghosts, or herding chickens that occasionally breathe fire, Hopkinson continues to create bold fiction that transcends boundaries and borders.
About the Author
World Fantasy Award-winning author Nalo Hopkinson was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and also spent her childhood in Trinidad and Guyana before her family moved to Toronto when she was sixteen. Her groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy features diverse characters and the mixing of folklore into her works. Hopkinson won the Warner Aspect First Novel contest for Brown Girl in the Ring, as well as the John W. Campbell and Locus Awards. Her novel Midnight Robber was a New York Times Notable Book and she has also received the Spectrum, Sunburst, Campbell, and Prix Aurora awards. Hopkinson currently teaches in the Creative Writing department at the University of California, Riverside.