The Salt Roads
by Nalo Hopkinson (Published by Warner)
Nominated for Best Novel in 2003
Hopkinson made her debut with “Brown Girl in the Ring (Aspect, 1998), receiving the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Now, with a body of work that invokes comparison to such writers as Jamaica Kincaid and Edwidge Danticat, she is poised to claim her place in the mainstream spotlight.- “Skin Folk (Aspect 12/01), the author’s previous book, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection, was named Recommended Fiction for 21102 by “Black Issues Book Review, and was named a “New York Times Best Book of the Year.- “Midnight Robber (Aspect, 2000), a “New York Times Recommended Book of Summer 2000, received Honorable Mention for the Casa de las Americas Prize, and was a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Hugo Award, and the Philip K Dick Award.- The author’s unique style of magical realism will attract the same audiences that catapulted Toni Morrison’s “Beloved and Edwidge Danticat’s “Breath, Eyes, Memory (Random House, 1998) to bestsellerdom.