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.
- Skin Folk: Stories by Nalo Hopkinson
- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (July 3, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1504052765
- ISBN-13: 9781504052764
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces