The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) (Hardcover) - SIGNED BOOKPLATE BY N.K. JEMISIN

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Staff Reviews

N.K Jemisin isn't so much genre defying as genre redefining. This book is something entirely new, yet still familiar. Funny, ethereal and epic.

— Lafe


"A glorious fantasy." Neil Gaiman

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.

In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power.

In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her.

In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels.

And they're not the only ones.

Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six.


For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

The Inheritance Trilogy

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Broken Kingdoms

The Kingdom of Gods


The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)

Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)

The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)


Dreamblood Duology

The Killing Moon

The Shadowed Sun


The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)


The Broken Earth

The Fifth Season

The Obelisk Gate

The Stone Sky


How Long 'til Black Future Month? (short story collection)

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