An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers SolomonOdd-mannered, obsessive, withdrawn, Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. Shes used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, as they accuse, shed be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remained of her world, save for stories told around the cookfire.
Aster lives in the low-deck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, the Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ships leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster, who they consider to be less than human.
When the autopsy of Matildas sovereign reveals a surprising link between his death and her mothers suicide some quarter-century before, Aster retraces her mothers footsteps. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer and sowing the seeds of civil war, Aster learns there may be a way off the ship if shes willing to fight for it.
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An Unkindness of Ghosts
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I'll be honest, I found this book to be a bit uneven, and yet I also found myself racing to get to the end to see how it all played out. An Unkindness of Ghosts is the.
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An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. Matilda has been in flight for centuries, and we come aboard at a time of change thanks to a mysterious power outage and the equally mysterious death of the theocratic commander, known as the Sovereign. To begin with the positives, Solomon does a great job of presenting us an organically as opposed to shoehorned in diverse cast of characters. Characterization is generally a strong suit in the novel, at least with regards to the main lower deck characters. Lullabies bore me. The idea of a child hanging off my breast, using me for sustenance, makes me very angry.
By: Rivers Solomon. Click here to return to the book page. To download a printable copy of this Discussion Guide, please click here. Aboard Matilda , different peoples occupy different wings and decks, with few opportunities for interaction between them. In what ways does this organization mirror places in the real world and in what ways does it differ? Are they literal? In what ways can artifacts of the past, wisdom from elders, and extraordinary events triggered by people of the past be seen as ghosts?