The Freedom Race

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jul 13, 2021 - Fiction - 416 pages
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The Freedom Race, Lucinda Roy’s explosive first foray into speculative fiction, is a poignant blend of subjugation, resistance, and hope.

In the aftermath of a cataclysmic civil war known as the Sequel, ideological divisions among the states have hardened. In the Homestead Territories, an alliance of plantation-inspired holdings, Black labor is imported from the Cradle, and Biracial “Muleseeds” are bred.

Raised in captivity on Planting 437, kitchen-seed Jellybean “Ji-ji” Lottermule knows there is only one way to escape. She must enter the annual Freedom Race as a runner.

Ji-ji and her friends must exhume a survival story rooted in the collective memory of a kidnapped people and conjure the voices of the dead to light their way home.

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The Freedom Race by Lucinda Roy Macmillan-Tor/Forge I want to thank the publisher and NetGalley for letting me read this cautionary tale. It may not be too far fetched as it seems! First, a warning ... Read full review

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Roy (The Hotel Alleluia) turns to speculative fiction for the first time with this lyrical, Afrofuturist hero’s quest set in the not-too-distant future. The “Civil War Sequel” led to the reinstitution ... Read full review

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LUCINDA ROY is a novelist, poet, and memoirist. She has been a guest on numerous TV and radio shows, including The CBS Evening News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, and NPR. Her work has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, North American Review, the New York Times, the Guardian, USA Today, American Poetry Review, and many other publications. The Freedom Race is her speculative fiction debut.

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