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Falling in Love with Hominids (Paperback)

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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

Internationally renowned Nalo Hopkinson was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and also spent her childhood in Trinidad and Guyana before her family moved to Toronto, Canada, when she was sixteen. In 1997, Hopkinson won the Warner Aspect contest for Brown Girl in the Ring, and she received the John W. Campbell and Locus Awards for Best First Novel. Her collection Skin Folk received the World Fantasy and Sunburst Awards. The Salt Roads received the Gaylactic Spectrum Award for positive exploration of queer issues in speculative fiction. The New Moon's Arms also won the Prix Aurora and Sunburst Awards, making Hopkinson the first author to receive the award twice. In 2020, Hopkinson was named the Damon Knight Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, and is the youngest and the first woman of African descent to receive this lifetime honor. As a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside, she was a member of the Speculative Futures Collective. Hopkinson is currently a professor in the School of Creative Writing of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781616961985
ISBN-10: 1616961988
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Publication Date: August 11th, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English