Sunday, July 21, 2019

What is Naomi Booth reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Naomi Booth, author of Sealed.

Her entry begins:
I’m currently reading Tentacle by Rita Indiana, and I’ve never read anything quite like it: it imagines a Santo Domingo after a series of climate crises. The novel’s central character is impoverished and brutalised and made highly vulnerable by events around them—they’re also endlessly creative and energetic and regenerative. This is...[read on]
About Sealed, from the publisher:
Heavily pregnant Alice and her partner Pete are done with the city. Alice is haunted by rumors of a skin-sealing epidemic starting to infect the urban population. She hopes their new remote mountain house will offer safety, a place to forget the nightmares and start their family. But the mountains and their people hold a different kind of danger. With their relationship under intolerable pressure, violence erupts and Alice is faced with the unthinkable as she fights to protect her unborn child.

Timely and suspenseful, Sealed is a gripping modern fable on motherhood, a terrifying portrait of ordinary people under threat from their own bodies and from the world around them.
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The Page 69 Test: Sealed.

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--Marshal Zeringue