The City We Became: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Jemisin, N K
Series: The Great Cities Trilogy
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Magical Realism
  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Publisher: Orbit
Published: July 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 9.25in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City. In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power. In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her. In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels. And they're not the only ones. Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six.For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance TrilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus) The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky How Long 'til Black Future Month? (short story collection)

"A glorious fantasy." -Neil Gaiman
Review Quote*"It's a glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York. It's inclusive in all the best ways, and manages to contain both Borges and Lovecraft in its fabric, but the unique voice and viewpoint are Jemisin's alone."-Neil Gaiman
Review Quote*"The City We Became takes a broad-shouldered stand on the side of sanctuary, family and love. It's a joyful shout, a reclamation and a call to arms."-The New York Times
Review Quote*"Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold."-Entertainment Weekly
Review Quote*"A love letter, a celebration and an expression of hope and belief that a city and its people can and will stand up to darkness, will stand up to fear, and will, when called to, stand up for each other."


-NPR
Review Quote*"The City We Became is a raucous delight, a joyride, a call-to-arms, a revolution with plenty of dancing. Eat your heart out, Lovecraft."-Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Review Quote*"Some of the most exciting and powerful fantasy writing of today... Jemisin's latest will attract ... even those who don't typically read genre fiction."-Booklist (starred review)
Review Quote*"The most important speculative writer of her generation...She's that good."-John Scalzi
Review Quote*"A love/hate song to and rallying cry for the author's home of New York... Fierce, poetic, uncompromising."-Kirkus (starred review)
Review Quote*"The City We Became is a wonderfully inventive love letter to New York City that spans the multiverse. A big middle finger to Lovercraft with a lot of heart, creativity, smarts and humor. A timely and audacious allegorical tale for our times. This book is all these things and more."-Rebecca Roanhorse, author of Trail of Lightning