By Kelley Eskridge
(Small Beer Press, Paperback, 9781931520102, 352pp.)
Publication Date: January 2011
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Ren, born to rule, made one fatal mistake. Sentenced to virtual solitary confinement, she comes out a changed woman.
Kelley Eskridge: Kelley Eskridge's novel Solitaire was a New York Times Notable Book and a Borders Books Original Voices selection, and a finalist for the Nebula, Spectrum, and Endeavour awards. Her stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan, won the Astraea Award and been finalists for the Nebula and James Tiptree awards. Her collection Dangerous Space was published by Aqueduct Press. Her story Alien Jane” was adapted for television and a film adaptation of Solitaire is in development with Cherry Road Films. She lives in Seattle, WA.
An ageless story.”
Ursula K. Le Guin (A Wizard of Earthsea)
A knock-out . . . wonderful!”
Karen Joy Fowler (The Jane Austen Book Club)
Solitaire is a novel of our time: a story of dashed expectations and corporate manipulations. Eskridge explores what it means to really see ourselves, and what we are ultimately capable of. Jackal, a slight adolescent, matures into an adult capable of living well, no matter what her circumstances. She is a worthy role model for any reader.”
Vivid and provocative.”
The Baltimore Sun
As with Eskridge’s short fiction, the vividness of the characters is what makes this book so memorable.”
Psychological insights that would warm the heart of Alice Hoffman.”
The Seattle Times