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Skin Folk

By: Nalo Hopkinson
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
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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.

©2001 Nalo Hopkinson (P)2019 Tantor

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mindblowingly exquisite!!!

gorgeous gorgeous writing and storytelling. The narrator's voice was like music. I loved everything about this collection. In fact, I need to listen a srcond time!

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Some of the Best

These are some of the best stories I've listened to in awhile, the culture, the accents, and the folklore was refreshing. I wish I could find more books like this one!

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thoroughly enjoyed

I loved this collection, it held my attention. I didn't expect so much sex but the stories were good.

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  • Lahti, Tuomo Ilkka Kalevi
  • 01-20-21

well, not for everybody

just not my thing. not bad or badly written or performed but not my thing