As part of a multi-bookstore release event, author Rivers Solomon is discussing their new novel Sorrowland with Roxane Gay during a virtual event co-hosted by Spokane’s own Auntie’s Bookstore. Solomon’s work deals heavily within life on the margins. Sorrowland is a genre-bending novel and is considered Gothic fiction. The novel’s main character, Vern, is seven months pregnant and must fight back from a community that refuses to let her go, unleashing an incredible amount of brutality in the process. Solomon’s other works include the award-winning An Unkindness of Ghosts, The Deep as well as several other short stories that have been featured in many prominent magazines. Attendees’ purchase of Sorrowland will act as a ticket to this Zoom event.
Sorrowland: Rivers Solomon in Conversation with Roxane Gay • Sat, May 8 at 1 pm • $30 • online; details at auntiesbooks.com/event
— Spencer Brown