Dark and emotionally story of a slave girl creating her own community. She destroys her enslavers and births new people to form a community with, and dreams of the world.
It's about life and desires and dreams and asserting humanity, with no mercy for the wicked. It is a great example of a short story in that it works like an abstract painting for me -- the pieces (plot) are strong but almost irrelevant except in how they call out emotions, and it doesn't make sense yet is completely whole.
Graphic: Blood and Death
Graphic: Blood, Body horror, Violence, Suicide, and Gore
Minor: SlaveryBlood, Body Horror, Gore, Violence: Scenes that include the murder of slave owners, descriptions of blood, viscera, etc. Detailed depiction of traumatic childbirth. Suicide, Gore:
I didn’t particularly enjoy this story – for no other reason than it was just a little too weird for me. I'd be interested in trying more work from Solomon in future, but for whatever reason this story and I didn't quite gel.
It's a terrible, beautiful work. So much pain. But not without hope.
Blood Is Another Word for Hunger was originally published in July 2019 as a Tor.com Original and it was a Hugo Award Short Story Finalist, I found this story to be quite intriguing and enjoyed the premise.
This is a short story about Sully a 15 year old slave girl who "frees" herself by murdering her mistress and 4 others after learning that her master has died. But what ensues after that is a tale of death and rebirth, murder, necromancy, freedom, love and hate.
In reading this short story it gave me [b:Beloved|6149|Beloved|Toni Morrison|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1347984578l/6149._SY75_.jpg|736076] and [b:The Color Purple|52892857|The Color Purple|Alice Walker|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1572261616l/52892857._SX50_SY75_.jpg|3300573] vibes.
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