The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin


Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.

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Let me just say…. thank God I’m a country boy. New York City sounds like a great place to visit, but a real pain in the ass to live in. And that’s BEFORE it gained mystic sentience.

The City We Became is urban fantasy about fitting in, the importance of memory, and Lovecraftian horrors destroying The City That Never Sleeps! Its lone defenders are a newly-awakened hodgepodge of randos with NO clue what they’re doing. Luckily, New Yorkers are born knowing how to do some damage. With umbrella, with rap battles, and with an intricate understanding of institutional racism, these would-be heroes are a delight to watch and a force to be reckoned with. — Terry

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.
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
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