by Jennifer Givhan
Pub Date 01 Oct 2019
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"Our people are survivors," Calliope's great-grandmother once told her of their Puebloan roots-could Bisabuela's ancient myths be true?
Anthropologist Calliope Santiago awakens to find herself in a strange and sinister wasteland, a shadow of the New Mexico she knew. Empty vehicles litter the road. Everyone has disappeared-or almost everyone. Calliope, heavy-bellied with the twins she carries inside her, must make her way across this dangerous landscape with a group of fellow survivors, confronting violent inhabitants, in search of answers. Long-dead volcanoes erupt, the ground rattles and splits, and monsters come to ominous life. The impossible suddenly real, Calliope will be forced to reconcile the geological record with the heritage she once denied if she wants to survive and deliver her unborn babies into this uncertain new world.
Rooted in indigenous oral-history traditions and contemporary apocalypse fiction, Trinity Sight asks readers to consider science versus faith and personal identity versus ancestral connection. Lyrically written and utterly original, Trinity Sight brings readers to the precipice of the end-of-times and the hope for redemption.
A Note From the Publisher
"Poet Givhan's first novel is a unique take on dystopian fiction, weaving the culture of Pueblo peoples into an adventurous, apocalyptic page-turner. Lyrical writing and exceptional plotting make this own voices novel highly recommended for all libraries."
-Lynnanne Pearson, Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
"A rocket-fueled, indigenous culture inspired 'Mad Max' - what a ride! Jennifer Givhan drives us through a hellish vision of our country's future by way of our ancestors' past. Fierce, wrenching, and written with a poet's eye for transformation and grace, inside this page turner are the lessons the land may soon teach us. We ignore this 'fiction' at our peril."
-Brando Skyhorse, author of The Madonnas of Echo Park & Take This Man
"Trinity Sight is a much-needed twist on the postapocalyptic novel, at once action-packed and filled with thoughtful meditations on science, belief, story, and belonging. Givhan vividly brings to life Puebloan oral history and the fierce, fantastical beauty of the Southwest, in a timely reckoning for the destruction wrought upon our world."
-Kim Fu, author of The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore
"A vivid, thought-provoking story that feels both intensely real and sublimely magical. I didn't realize how much I was craving a completely original story like this one!"
- Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author
"A blinding light splits wide open the world as we know it, and so begins the quest for loved ones, for answers. Jennifer Givhan's Trinity Sight is a dystopic story, a page-turner but also poetically rich with emotion, memorable settings, and moving portrayals of the ancient people of New Mexico. A rewarding read, this novel keeps the reader engaged until the explosive end."
-Lucrecia Guerrero, author of the award-winning novel Tree of Sighs
"Trinity Sight, with its genre-bending brilliance, beguiling characters and fearless heroine, is the most original, thought-provoking novel I've read in years. A blueprint for rebirth in the 21st century."
-Alexis Rhone Fancher, Poetry Editor, Cultural Weekly, author of Enter Here and Junkie Wife
"Calliope's mysterious, bittersweet journey is riveting, shocking, and full of heart."
-Lynn Hightower, author of THE PIPER
"Trinity Sight sucked me in, spun me around, and blew me away. This riveting tale set in a postapocalyptic wasteland is brimming with otherworldly adversaries who hold deadly grudges and mesmerizing travel companions who might prove to be just as dangerous." -Nicky Drayden, author of The Prey of Gods
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