Sorrowland

Sorrowland

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Vern - seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised - flees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise them far from the influence of the outside world.

But even in the forest, Vern is a hunted woman. Forced to fight back against the community that refuses to let her go, she unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of, her body wracked by inexplicable and uncanny changes.

To understand her metamorphosis and to protect her small family, Vern has to face the past, and more troublingly, the future - outside the woods. Finding the truth will mean uncovering the secrets of the compound she fled but also the violent history in America that produced it.

Title:Sorrowland
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374266776
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  • Roxane

    Sorrowland, from Rivers Solomon, is a fantastical, fierce reckoning. It is the story of Vern, a young girl fleeing the only life she has ever known, her abusive husband, the cult he leads, to create a...

  • Paromjit

    This is an astoundingly ambitious and harrowing novel from Rivers Solomon, destined to be one of 2021 must reads, a stellar sci-fi fantasy Gothic Horror, although it has to be said in many ways it def...

  • Peter

    CrossbreedRivers Solomon is an author who crafts stories about those marginalised, those seeking a voice, and those who experience inequality and intolerance. The writing is poetic and edgy, as Rivers...

  • Farrah (on a short hiatus!)

    ⭐ 4 these Rivers run deep Stars ⭐Sorrowland tells the story of Vern, a pregnant teenager who escapes the cult Cainland. Rather than re-enter society she births and raises her babies in the woods. ...

  • Ceecee

    This is the story of Vern, a fifteen year old albino black woman who flees the ‘Cainland’ compound where she has grown up. She goes into the woods where she gives birth to twins who she names Howl...

  • Jenna

    Books are one of life's greatest treasures.Some of you know I've been unwell the last couple months. One of the worst parts of this ordeal is that, for a long time, I was unable to read.If you are re...

  • Charlie Anders

    Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon contains so much wisdom and insight, wrapped in an abundance of passion and fury and tenderness. This is the first book I've read in ages that I'm certain I will come back...

  • Books with Brittany

    Wow. Actually stunned with how good this was. Damn...

  • Hsinju

    Content warnings: animal killings, self harm, childbirth, alcohol abuse, cult, gaslight, pedophilia, blood, death, drowning, rape, attempted forcing of medication, torture, hallucination, brainwash, n...

  • Debra

    Well, that was an intense and meaty read. Whew! This book took me quite some time to get through, I would read some and put this book down and turn to other books. There is a lot going on in this book...