An Unkindness of Ghosts Summary

Rivers Solomon
- 2017
Science Fiction
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Key Takeaways

  1. Investigate the social structures aboard a generation ship that mimics historical racial divisions.
  2. Explore complex themes of identity, autonomy, and resistance.
  3. Consider the impacts of historical trauma in a futuristic setting.


Solomon's novel delves deep into the life of Aster, who, while probing into her mother's mysterious death, unravels secrets that could ignite a revolution against the ship's cruel leaders. The book's rich narrative layers psychological depth with critical social commentary, creating a dystopian environment where past and future intersect in the echo of real-world history.

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