The States

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Pub Date 30 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 29 Feb 2024

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***Please note this is an ARC and may contain typos or errors that will be corrected in the final, published edition of the book***

Dream a little dream of better days gone by in this futuristic reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic Persuasion. The States (self-published, Apr 30, 2024) by Norah Woodsey introduces young Tildy Sullivan who enters a sleep-study only to find herself dreaming of summers in Ireland and the boy she was forced to leave behind.

From the author of The Control Problem and Lifeless Norah Woodsey brings a fresh take on the beloved classic featuring speculative fiction themes and inspired by her trips to Ireland and her Irish-American heritage.

Tildy Sullivan is the middle child in an elite yet fading Manhattan family. Her quiet practicality hides her deep, profound longing for childhood summers in western Ireland. She also carries a secret regret. After her mother’s death, she’s persuaded to abandon Ireland and the love of the local boy, Aiden.

When Tildy volunteers for a lucid dreaming experiment, it gives her all she wants – a life lived for her family during the day and a secret, perfect Ireland of her own at night. Lost between the dream world and reality, Tildy must face her future knowing that she can’t hold onto her past.

THE STATES is a modern slow-burn reimagining of love, obligation, and second chances leaving readers yearning for the past while facing the future.

***Please note this is an ARC and may contain typos or errors that will be corrected in the final, published edition of the book***

***Please note this is an ARC and may contain typos or errors that will be corrected in the final, published edition of the book***

Dream a little dream of better days gone by in this futuristic...


A Note From the Publisher

NORAH WOODSEY is the author of The States, The Control Problem, Lifeless, and the novella When the Wave Collapses. After short careers in finance and tech, she has dedicated herself to creating fiction. Her subjects of intense interest but not quite expertise include history, physics, genetics, sociology and gender studies. The product of four generations of Brooklynites, she now lives in California with her husband, children and their dog Saoirse.

NORAH WOODSEY is the author of The States, The Control Problem, Lifeless, and the novella When the Wave Collapses. After short careers in finance and tech, she has dedicated herself to creating...


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