Coming Fall 2018 from Rosarium Publishing
with a new introduction by Kathleen Alcalá
“Tight-paced and surreal, INK paints a dystopian vision in which the American dream morphs into an immigration nightmare. Weaving the fantastical with the everyday, Vourvoulias tells a story as unsettling as it is timely. A resonant, indelible novel.”
— Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth and The Lowland.
“With mythic insight and journalistic integrity INK shows us the future that we must prevent. ”
— Will Alexander, National Book Award-winning author of Goblin Secrets, Ambassador, and A Properly Unhaunted Place
“A clear-eyed, prescient depiction of a possible future that seems all too real today. Vourvoulias writes with complexity and compassion as her characters struggle with injustice, and as they carve out small triumphs amid tragedy and pain. A deeply grounded sense of magic permeates this story, as well as the gift and burden of memory for what has been left behind and might still be rescued or acknowledged.”
— Kate Elliott, World Fantasy Award and Nebula finalist, author of multiple fantasy series including Crown of Stars and Court of Fives
“We’ve never needed Sabrina Vourvoulias more than we do right now. With Ink, her journalist instincts and storytelling chops bring to life a terrifying tale of a dystopia that just happens to be our reality. If we’re going to survive this present political moment, we need books like this, to show us how we are awful – and remind us how we are strong.”
— Sam J. Miller, Shirley Jackson Award winner and Nebula, World Fantasy and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist, author of The Art of Starving and Blackfish City
“A page-turner in the best sense, this is a heart-thumping, unflinching look at lives, loves and escapades in an America where fear of the Other has blown away any pretense of democratic ideals. But where there’s terror and betrayal, there is also love, and courage, and humor. This is a book for our times.”
— Vandana Singh, physicist and author of Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories
Like Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, to which this novel has been compared, Vourvoulias’s text makes chillingly clear how close beneath the surface of a liberal civil order lies a more oppressive regime … … yet it also gives us reasons for hope that people might rise above their defensive reaction to difference, refuse such separations, and seek common human community.