Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon audiobook

Sorrowland: A Novel

By Rivers Solomon
Read by Karen Chilton

Macmillan Audio 9780374266776

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250804396

  • ISBN: 9781250804396

Runtime: 12.03 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Oprah Magazine Pick of the Month

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Science Fiction & Fantasy

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

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. 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’s Sorrowland is a genre-bending work of Gothic fiction. Here, monsters aren’t just individuals, but entire nations. It is a searing, seminal book that marks the arrival of a bold, unignorable voice in American fiction.

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Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Solomon’s fantastic, ferocious third novel reimagines The Call of the Wild as an allegory about the complexities of motherhood and womanhood, of bodily liberation and self-reliance.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“If you’ve read Rivers Solomon’s previous work, you’ll be familiar with their fearless explorations of transformation, identity, oppression and power, and Sorrowland continues this investigation with fantastic, terrifying sci-fi brilliance.”  Ms. Magazine
“Sorrowland is a powerful story about motherhood, survival, and the cruel treatment of Black bodies.”  Marie Claire
“This country has a dark history of what it’s willing to do to black bodies, and Rivers Solomon lays that truth bare.” Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Rivers Solomon

Author Bio: Rivers Solomon

Rivers Solomon is the author of An Unkindness of Ghosts and has twice been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Rivers Solomon graduated from Stanford University with a degree in comparative studies in race and ethnicity and holds an MFA in fiction from the Michener Center for Writers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English