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Master of poisons : a novel

Author: Andrea Hairston
Publisher: New York, NY : Tordotcom, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Award-winning author Andrea Hairston weaves together African folktales and postcolonial literature into unforgettable fantasy in Master of Poisons. The world is changing. Poison desert eats good farmland. Once-sweet water turns foul. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. To get caught in a storm is death. To live and do nothing is death. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Hairston
ISBN: 9781250260543 125026054X
OCLC Number: 1132240508
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Awards: Massachusetts Book Awards Must-Read Book, 2021
Description: 512 pages : map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Andrea Hairston.

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"Award-winning author Andrea Hairston weaves together African folktales and postcolonial literature into unforgettable fantasy in Master of Poisons. The world is changing. Poison desert eats good farmland. Once-sweet water turns foul. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. To get caught in a storm is death. To live and do nothing is death. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find. Djola, righthand man and spymaster of the lord of the Arkhysian Empire, is desperately trying to save his adopted homeland, even in exile. Awa, a young woman training to be a powerful griot, tests the limits of her knowledge and comes into her own in a world of sorcery, floating cities, kindly beasts, and uncertain men. Awash in the rhythms of folklore and storytelling and rich with Hairston's characteristic lush prose, Master of Poisons is epic fantasy that will bleed your mind with its turns of phrase and leave you aching for the world it burns into being."--Jacket flap

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