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An Unkindness of Ghosts

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book (nominee)
Odd-mannered, obsessive, withdrawn, Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, as they accuse, she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remained of her world, save for stories told around the cookfire.

Aster lives in the low-deck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations the Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster, whom they consider to be less than human.

When the autopsy of Matilda's sovereign reveals a surprising link between his death and her mother's suicide some quarter century before, Aster retraces her mother's footsteps. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer and sowing the seeds of civil war, Aster learns there may be a way off the ship if she's willing to fight for it.



Praise for this book

"Immediately immersive and sophisticated. This is a phenomenal piece of work." - Lee Child


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October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Unkindness of Ghosts
Author(s): Rivers Solomon
ISBN: 1-61775-588-5 / 978-1-61775-588-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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October 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: An Unkindness of Ghosts
Author(s): Rivers Solomon
ISBN: 1-5384-7499-9 / 978-1-5384-7499-0
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October 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: An Unkindness of Ghosts: Library Edition
Author(s): Rivers Solomon
ISBN: 1-5384-7498-0 / 978-1-5384-7498-3
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October 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: An Unkindness of Ghosts
Author(s): Rivers Solomon
ISBN: 1-5384-7500-6 / 978-1-5384-7500-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: An Unkindness of Ghosts
Author(s): Rivers Solomon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: An Unkindness of Ghosts
Author(s): Rivers Solomon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: An Unkindness of Ghosts
Author(s): Rivers Solomon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: An Unkindness of Ghosts
Author(s): Rivers Solomon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Unkindness of Ghosts
Author(s): Rivers Solomon
Publisher: Akashic Books
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