The Strange Horizons Book Club: The Girl in the Road


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Welcome to this month’s book club! On the fourth Monday of each month, we post a round-table discussion about a speculative work (or work of interest to readers of SF), and we invite you to join us for further conversation in the comments. December’s book will be Ancient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura Salaam, and other forthcoming discussions are listed here.

This month’s book is The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne, joint winner (with Jo Walton’s My Real Children) of this year’s James Tiptree, Jr. Award. From the blurb: “In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on vastly different journeys—each harrowing and urgent and wholly unexpected.” From the Tiptree jury’s comments: “Through the eyes of two narrators linked by a single act of violence, the reader is brought to confront shifting ideas of gender, class, and human agency and dignity.”

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