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Left Bank Books welcomes one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction Rivers Solomon, who will discuss their new novel, Sorrowland on May 8th at 3pm CT in a private online event. Solomon will be in conversation with bestselling author Roxane Gay. This is an exclusive event that requires purchase of a copy of Sorrowland from Left Bank Books for admission. The first 50 copies will have a SIGNED bookplate. About Sorrowland “A fantastical, fierce reckoning . . . Sorrowland is gorgeous and the writing, the storytelling, they are magnificent. This country has a dark history of what it’s willing to do to black bodies and Rivers Solomon lays that truth bare in a most unexpected, absolutely brilliant way.” —Roxane Gay, author of Hunger Vern—seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised—flees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise them far from the influence of the outside world. But even in the forest, Vern is a hunted woman. Forced to fight back against the community that refuses to let her go, she unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of, her body wracked by inexplicable and uncanny changes. To understand her metamorphosis and to protect her small family, Vern has to face the past, and more troublingly, the future—outside the woods. Finding the truth will mean uncovering the secrets of the compound she fled but also the violent history in America that produced it. " Sorrowland delivers! Black Power cults. Government conspiracies. Post-Human transformations. A mother willing to defy everything and everyone--even nature itself--to protect her family. Rivers Solomon has once again created an engrossing, emotional, and original read with pages that demand to be turned. The writing is visceral and soul-clenching. The characters--bold, creative, and memorable. The action, heart-stopping. This is imaginative storytelling at its finest. O
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