Nova Ren Suma will be appearing at McNally Jackson on Tuesday, October 25th in conversation with author Courtney Summers in celebration of Nova's exquisite novel The Walls Around Us. If you are unable to attend the event but would like Nova to sign a copy of The Walls Around Us (paperback) to the human, animal, or object of your choosing, you can do so via the webpage before your very eyes. To order a similarly signed copy of All the Rage by Courtney Summers, please click here. Signed copy orders must be placed by October 20th. If you have questions about Courtney & Nova's author event, JonBenet Ramsey conspiracy theories, your signed book order, or the meaning of life, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
With evocative language, a shifting timeline and more than one unreliable narrator, Suma subtly explores the balance of power between the talented and the mediocre, the rich and the poor, the brave and the cowardly . . . To reveal more would be to uncover the bloody heart that beats beneath the floorboards of this urban-legend-tinged tale. -The New York Times
"The Walls Around Us" is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices--one still living and one dead. On the outside, there's Violet, an eighteen-year-old ballerina days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls juvenile detention center, there's Amber, locked up for so long she can t imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls darkest mysteries: What really happened on the night Orianna stepped between Violet and her tormentors? What really happened on two strange nights at Aurora Hills? Will Amber and Violet and Orianna ever get the justice they deserve--in this life or in another one?
Nova Ren Suma has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a BA in writing and photography from Antioch College and has been awarded a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundationfor the Arts. She is the author of Imaginary Girls, Fade Out, and 17 & Gone. She lives in New York City. Find Nova online at novaren.com or follow her on Twitter at @novaren.