Ren, born to rule, made one fatal mistake. Sentenced to virtual solitary confinement, she comes out a changed woman.
About the Author
Kelley Eskridge is a novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. Her short stories have been finalists for the Nebula and Tiptree awards, winner of the $11,000 Astraea Writer's Award, collected in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and adapted for television. Her novel Solitaire was a New York Times Notable Book, a Border Books Original Voices selection, and a finalist for the Nebula, Endeavour, and Spectrum awards. A movie based on Solitaire is currently in development. She lives in Seattle with her partner, novelist Nicola Griffith.
An ageless story.”
Ursula K. Le Guin (A Wizard of Earthsea)
A knock-out . . . wonderful!”
Karen Joy Fowler (The Jane Austen Book Club)
Solitaire is a novel of our time: a story of dashed expectations and corporate manipulations. Eskridge explores what it means to really see ourselves, and what we are ultimately capable of. Jackal, a slight adolescent, matures into an adult capable of living well, no matter what her circumstances. She is a worthy role model for any reader.”
Vivid and provocative.”
The Baltimore Sun
As with Eskridge’s short fiction, the vividness of the characters is what makes this book so memorable.”
Psychological insights that would warm the heart of Alice Hoffman.”
The Seattle Times