by Candas Jane Dorsey
Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, Crawford Award, and Prix Aurora Award.
An old woman hangs in a cage; a young woman slaves on a rich lord's estate. How does a woman discover and assert her identity in a primeval, barbaric world? From slave dens to merchant cities to isolated mountains, Candas Jane Dorsey's novel is a powerful exploration of gender, identity, and freedom.