Join Rivers Solomon in celebration of their new book, "Sorrowland" in conversation with Ann Leckie.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
EST. Via Zoom

Hosted by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

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In SORROWLAND, monsters aren't just individuals, but entire nations. SORROWLAND is a searing, triumphant, genre-bending breakout from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction. Join us and other indie bookstores across the country for an exciting conversation between Rivers Solomon and Ann Leckie.

Rivers Solomon by Wasi DanijuSorrowland: A Novel by Rivers SolomonAnn Leckie

Image of Rivers Solomon by Wasi Daniju

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.

Rivers Solomon writes about life in the margins, where they are much at home. In addition to appearing on the Stonewall Honor List and winning a Firecracker Award, Solomon's debut novel An Unkindness of Ghosts was a finalist for a Lambda, a Hurston/Wright, an Otherwise (formerly Tiptree) and a Locus award. Solomon's second book, The Deep, based on the Hugo-nominated song by Daveed Diggs-fronted hip-hop group clipping, was the winner of the 2020 Lambda Award and shortlisted for a Nebula, Locus, Hugo, Ignyte, Brooklyn Library Literary, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy award. Solomon's short work appears in or is forthcoming from Black Warrior Review, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Guernica, Best American Short Stories,, Best American Horror and Dark Fantasy, and elsewhere. A refugee of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, Solomon was born on Turtle Island but currently resides on an isle in an archipelago off the western coast of the Eurasian continent.

Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice and, most recently, the New York Times bestselling The Raven Tower. Her short stories have appeared in Subterranean MagazineStrange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story “Hesperia and Glory” was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton.



Sorrowland: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374266776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD - May 4th, 2021

The Raven Tower Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316388696
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Orbit - February 26th, 2019