Ring Shout

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Tom Doherty Associates, Oct 13, 2020 - Fiction - 112 pages

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djl Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror

“A fantastical, brutal and thrilling triumph of the imagination...Clark’s combination of historical and political reimagining is cathartic, exhilarating and fresh.” —The New York Times

A 2021 Hugo Award Finalist!
A 2021 Nebula Award Finalist!
A 2021 Locus Award Finalist!
A 2021 Ignyte Award Finalist!

A 2021 AAMBC Literary Award Finalist!

A New York Times Editor's Choice Pick!
A Booklist Editor's Choice Pick!
A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist!
A 2020 SIBA Award Finalist!
Featured on the 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Shortlist!

Named a Best of 2020 Pick for NPR | Library Journal | Book Riot | LitReactor | Bustle | Polygon | Washington Post

IN AMERICA, DEMONS WEAR WHITE HOODS.

In 1915, The Birth of a Nation cast a spell across America, swelling the Klan's ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All across the nation they ride, spreading fear and violence among the vulnerable. They plan to bring Hell to Earth. But even Ku Kluxes can die.

Standing in their way is Maryse Boudreaux and her fellow resistance fighters, a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter. Armed with blade, bullet, and bomb, they hunt their hunters and send the Klan's demons straight to Hell. But something awful's brewing in Macon, and the war on Hell is about to heat up.

Can Maryse stop the Klan before it ends the world?

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User Review  - ladycato - LibraryThing

I read this as part of my Nebula novella finalist packet. There's a reason why Ring Shout garnered considerable buzz upon its relief, and a Nebula nomination: it's a solid historical fantasy-tinged ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shrike58 - LibraryThing

I'm giving this story a fairly high score but I have to admit that I didn't come away from it thinking that I had read the best novella of the year, in as much as I expect it to make the Hugo short ... Read full review

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Born in New York and raised mostly in Houston, P. DJL CLARK spent the formative years of his life in the homeland of his parents, Trinidad and Tobago. He is the Hugo and Sturgeon nominated author of the novellas The Black God’s Drums and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. His short story “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington” (Fireside Fiction) has earned him both a Nebula and Locus award. Clark lives in Connecticut.

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