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Publisher: University of New Orleans Press
Format: Paperback
Pub date: May 26, 2022
ISBN-13: 9781608012305
(also available an eBook and audiobook)
Pages: 263
Size: 8.5″ x 5.5″
Price: $18.95 USD

To order direct from the publisher go to HFSBooks – Use promo code GSNK for a 30% discount

To order signed copies (comes with Backfill, a companion zine) direct from me click here

Boiled peanuts, lovebugs, and murder.

Lies from the past and a dangerous present collide when, after fifteen years in exile, Michelle Miller returns to her tiny hometown of Lorida, Florida. With her mother in the hospital, she’s forced to reckon with the broken relationships she left behind: with her family, with friends, and with herself.

As a teenager, Michelle felt isolated and invisible until she met Sissy, a dynamic and wealthy classmate. Their sudden, intense friendship was all-consuming. Punk rocker Morrison later joins their clique, and they become an inseparable trio. They were the perfect high school friends, bound by dysfunction, bad TV, and boredom—until one of them ends up dead.

Forced to confront the life she turned her back on fifteen years ago, she begins questioning what was truth and what were lies. Now at a distance, Michelle begins to see how dangerous Sissy truly was.

An ingenious debut from editor and publisher Davida Breier, Sinkhole is a mesmerizing, darkly comic coming-of-age novel immersed in 1980s central Florida. A disturbing and skillful exploration of home, friendship, selfhood, and grief set amidst golf courses, mobile homes, and alligators.

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For signed copies, please inquire (davida@leekinginc.com).