Describing Alison Stine’s harrowing literary fiction is a challenge. One that I love.
She pens stories that weave in the speculative and the terrifying, in order to deliver powerful messages about poverty, climate change, and how the way we treat each other is just as important as the way we treat the world around us.
The Grower publishes next year with Mira, and I’m so thrilled to announce that her second novel, TRASHLANDS, will be publishing with Mira in 2021.
The first few chapters of Trashlands left me gasping. A novel of beauty and horror, violence and innocence loss, it’s yet another almost indescribable work, and I just cannot wait for readers to get their hands on it.
The quick pitch? Well, here’s the blip from Publisher’s Marketplace:
Author of the forthcoming THE GROWER, Alison Stine's TRASHLANDS, a novel where, at a strip club at the end of the world, a single mother has to choose between love and survival in the region-wide junkyard that Appalachia has become after climate change floods re-draw the coasts of America, pitched as an Appalachian THE CHILDREN OF MEN, to Margot Mallinson at Mira, by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency (world English).
Whew. I need the finished book in my hands, right now, printed and on my bookshelf.
Congrats on another amazing accomplishment Alison! You can follow Alison on Twitter here, and send her all the congrats. Keep an eye out. She’s up to great things.