RIVERS SOLOMON in conversation with ROXANE GAY!

Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to be partnering with Macmillan and Skylight Books to host Rivers Solomon and Roxane Gay to celebrate the release of Rivers' new book, Sorrowland! They will be hosting a launch event on Saturday, May 8th, at 2pm MT (1pm PT). A triumphant, genre-bending breakout from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction, in Sorrowland monsters aren't just individuals, but entire nations. It is a searing, seminal book that marks the arrival of an unignorable voice in American fiction. Join us and other indie bookstores across the country for this exciting conversation.

The event will be taking place exclusively on Zoom. This is a ticketed event and requires advance purchase of Rivers' new book, Sorrowland. Each ticket includes a copy of the book and the link to access the event. The first 50 tickets include a signed book plate from Rivers! The link will be emailed closer to the event date.

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.

We can ship books anywhere in the US, but unfortunately, we cannot offer international shipping.

Please email events@oldfirehousebooks.com if you have any questions!

We hope to “see” you at the event!

Event date: 
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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