The City We Became


Great Cities #1

by N.K. Jemisin

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

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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.

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Book Condition

Used – Like New




443 pages, 13×20 cm


July 27, 2021 by Orbit / First published March 24, 2020


Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQ, Science Fiction


Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (2021),
Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (2020),
Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2021),
British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel (2020),
Audie Award for Best Female Narrator (2021),
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction (Ray Bradbury Prize) (2020), British Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (Robert Holdstock Award) (2021),
The Kitschies Nominee for Red Tentacle (Novel) and for Inky Tentacle (cover design) (2020),
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy (2020),
BookNest Award Nominee for Best Traditionally Published Novel (2020),
Ignyte Award Nominee for Best Novel Adult (2021),
RUSA CODES Reading List Nominee for Fantasy (2021)

The City We Became


1 in stock