An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
From Akashic Press:
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, she’d be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world.
Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, 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. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot—if she’s willing to sow the seeds of civil war.
Selected as a Library Journal’s Best Book of 2017 (Science Fiction/Fantasy).
An Unkindness of Ghosts included on The Rumpus‘s list of anticipated forthcoming releases.
Included in Book Riot’s 6 Small Press Books You’ll Want to Read in September; the New Release Roundup on “All The Books” podcast; and Liberty Hardy’s New Books! Megalist.