Winner of the IAFA Crawford, the James Tiptree, Jr., and the Aurora awards, BLACK WINE beckons readers into a stark and richly realized world similar to yet very different from our own, to explore the many ways a woman can be cut off from her own history.
by Candas Jane Dorsey
Open Road Media, June 2023
(via The Rights Factory)
An amnesiac slave girl struggles to learn about her past—and secure a future outside the oppressive society that binds her. A female adventurer confronts danger as she searches for her lost mother. A wife struggles within a marriage to a man she does not want. How does a woman survive, maintain her sense of self in such a place? A world of female characters whose emotional journeys are intimately intertwined, where identity and history, language and perception, sexuality and oppression, unite them in their search for meaning, human connection, and ultimately, freedom.
Winner of James Tiptree, Jr. Award, Crawford Award, Prix Aurora Award. Originally published by Tor Books.
“As brilliant as William Gibson, as complex as Gene Wolfe, with a humanity and passion all her own. Candas Jane Dorsey isn’t just a comer, she’s a winner. ” —Ursula K. Le Guin
“A tantalizing, distinctive, sexy, and beautifully rendered first novel.” —Kirkus Reviews
Candas Jane Dorsey is an award-winning speculative and crime fiction novelist. The author of four novels (soon to be five), two short story collections and four books of poetry, her work has won the Otherwise Award (formerly the James Tiptree Jr. Award), the William L. Crawford Award, the Aurora Prize and the Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery from the Crime Writers of Canada.