I'm not sure what to tag this book. It's a little science fiction, but only in setting. It's a lot fantasy, but that could easily be magic realism or urban fantasy. It's a bit of all those things. I am sure that I enjoyed reading Brown Girl in the Ring. While there are teasing gaps and sometimes a feeling of things being skated over, it's a cracking story, full of women being awesome and having real relationships: crotchety, uncomfortable, full of history, misunderstanding, loss and mistakes, love and yearning. I adore that Ti-Jeanne is a mum, that she's not yet comfortable with being a parent, that there's a place for Baby in the narrative and he's never forgotten, not the focus of the story nor convenient.