Everything is change and everything ends, but can old things become new again?
Check out Alaya Dawn Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel Trouble the Saints, and her essay below on publishing a novel for the first time in six years and writing about structural inequality, colorism, judicial and extra-judicial violence.
Have you read Trouble the Saints, the dazzling adventure book from Alaya Dawn Johnson? Get ready for a jazz-age throwback playlist from the author herself, and don’t forget to check out the paperback, on sale now!
Trouble the Saints is a dazzling, daring novel—a magical love story, a compelling exposure of racial fault lines—and an altogether brilliant and deeply American saga. Please enjoy this excerpt of Trouble the Saints, available in paperback 8/10/2021.
History is written by the victors; or in this case, re-written to explore what could have been. From a young assassin who uses knives to instil fear in her targets, to a young woman who steals her older brother’s destiny of greatness, travel to a reimagined history with these fantastical stories.
We’ve been giving out Chaos and Cosmos authors a run for their money with all these delightfully chaotic questions, but today we’ve given them their most daunting task yet…WRITING HOROSCOPES! From meeting handsome strangers to fleeing vengeful pigs, check out what our authors predicted in their book-inspired horoscopes.
Ready to meet more of the shining stars of our Chaos and Cosmos campaign?! We’re swooning over our incredible Air signs today: Attack Surface by Cory Doctorow, Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson, and I Come With Knives by S. A. Hunt.
The Chaos and Cosmos continues! We asked our Chaos and Cosmos authors: What would you keep in a bag of holding? And then we just sat back and embraced the chaos. We have some ideas of our own of course: A lightsaber. Two-hundred and seven cheese wheels. A dragon egg maybe. Let us know what…