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Sacred and Profane: Debut Novelist Chelsea Bieker on Godshot

May 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Sacred and Profane: Debut Novelist Chelsea Bieker on Godshot

In conversation with Brooke Warner
Program will air Sunday May 10th, 7:00 PM PST

We’re thrilled to welcome debut novelist Chelsea Bieker in conversation with Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress. Bieker’s explosive literary debut Godshot (Catapult/March 2020), praised by bestseller Kristen Arnett as “a beautiful blow to the heart,” is a hymn to the salvation found in hard-won personal rebirth. Stricken with drought, the once-verdant community of Peaches, California clings to a cult leader for salvation, and 14-year-old Lacey, abandoned by her mother, is left to reap a revelatory, fraught harvest of her own. Godshot has won Bieker rapturous comparisons to Margaret Atwood, Emma Cline, and Janet Fitch; but the beauty of her “absolute masterpiece” (T. Kira Madden) lies in Lacey’s incomparable voice: the voice of a brokenhearted believer, by turns darkly funny and achingly tender, who you’ll miss after turning the last page. Go deep with Bieker and Brooke Warner, as they plumb the depths of one unforgettable girl’s miraculous journey to fertile ground.

Recommended Reading

Chelsea Bieker, Godshot
Brooke Warner, Write on Sisters!

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May 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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