Book ‘Sorrowland’ by Rivers Solomon

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A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction. 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...
Publisher: MCD (May 4, 2021)  Pages: 368 pages  ISBN-10: 0374266778  ISBN-13:  978-0374266776  ASIN:‎ B08FGV6LB2

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About the author: RIVERS SOLOMON, a cyborg wannabe and a refugee of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, writes about life in the margins, where they’re much at home. Their work has appeared in or is forthcoming from the New York Times, Guernica Magazine, Black Warrior Review, the Rumpus, Emrys Journal, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. In addition to winning a Firecracker Award and being named a best book of the year by the Guardian, NPR, Chicago Public Library, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, their debut novel AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS was selected as a Stonewall Honor Book and was nominated for a Lambda, Locus, and Hurston/Wright Award. Solomon graduated from Stanford University with a BA and the Michener Center for Writers with an MFA, but are currently based in Cambridge, England. Solomon has been shortlisted for the John C. Campbell Award for New Writers and is at work on a second novel.