This event has been canceled. Please consider purchasing the book to support the author and the shop.
Join us for an evening with bestselling author Alix E. Harrow, who will read from her new novella, A Spindle Splintered. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: A Spindle Splintered is a queer, feminist, fractured fairy-tale novella from Tordotcom. It’s what happens when Sleeping Beauty meets the multiverse, and a gang of cursed princesses joins forces to break out of their own bad stories.
It’s Zinnia Gray’s twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it’s the last birthday she’ll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition. Not much is known about her illness, just that no one has lived past twenty-one.
Her best friend Charm is intent on making Zinnia’s last birthday special with a full Sleeping Beauty experience, complete with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia pricks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens, and she finds herself falling through worlds, with another Sleeping Beauty, just as desperate to escape her fate.
About the Author: A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is a New York Times–bestselling and Hugo Award–winning writer living in Virginia with her husband and their two semi-feral kids. She is the author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Once and Future Witches, and various short fiction.
To order A Spindle Splintered and/or Alix E. Harrow’s other books, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"A vivid, subversive, and feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, where implacable destiny is no match for courage, sisterhood, stubbornness, and a good working knowledge of fairy tales."
—Katherine Arden, bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy
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