Brooklyn Thomas Isn't Here by Alli Vail
I’m so excited and honoured to get to share in this very special day for debut authour Alli Vail. Over the last two years, Alli and I have worked together on a couple of projects supporting other people’s work and when I had the opportunity to support hers, nothing could have gotten in my way. Alli’s book, Brooklyn Thomas Isn’t Here will be published on May 21st, 2024 and you are getting the very first look at its cover. I was thrilled when the book was acquired and again when I first read the synopsis, but when I laid eyes on this cover, it made me positively giddy. 😍
.Want to learn about what’s inside? Here’s the back cover copy:
Her best friend is missing, her career is a disaster, she’s stuck living with her parents, and now her heart isn’t beating.
Can Brooklyn Thomas confront her past to save her present?
Summer is off to a bad start and getting worse. Brooklyn Thomas is pretty sure she’s mostly dead. She can’t feel her heart beat and she’s disappearing: her reflection keeps vanishing from mirrors. No one else seems to notice. Not her coworkers at the artisanal doughnut shop she works at after failing at her high-paying marketing job. Not her crush, whom she keeps humiliating herself in front of. Not her parents, whose basement suite she’s stuck living in now that she can’t afford rent anymore. To top it all off, she’s hallucinating stars from all her favorite TV shows who want Brooklyn to pull herself together and face the truth about what happened to her career, her best friend, and her relationship with her brother.
As her past collides with her present in painful and unexpected ways, Brooklyn must decide if she’s strong enough to confront what haunts her and get a second chance at a real life—before mostly dead turns into actually dead.
Brooklyn Thomas Isn’t Here explores how women contort and minimize themselves to fit the roles society and family offer them, and the serious price they pay for doing so.
Alli is brilliant and fun and so sharp and I have no doubt that her getting all that down on the page will be an incredible reading experience.
Brooklyn Thomas Isn’t Here can be preordered right here, right now.
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