Today, we’re celebrating the release of Suture, a bold and original debut novel by the talented Nic Brewer! Blurring distinctions between reality and metaphor, Suture renders a new vocabulary for thinking through art, bodies, and desire. Read on to learn all about this highly anticipated debut, and for information on tonight’s virtual launch of Suture!
Happy book birthday to Suture by Nic Brewer! We are so excited to share this remarkable novel with readers everywhere—lovers of literary fiction and horror alike. Suture has been appearing on many Fall 2021 Most Anticipated preview lists, including: CBC Books, 49th Shelf, All Lit Up, and Reads Rainbow. Canisia Lubrin, prize-winning author of The Dyzgraphxst, praises Nic Brewer’s “transgressively taught storytelling”. She writes: “The notes in these pages write desire, connection and art from the body’s vivid capacity for tenderness where the hard stuff tears. A nimble, fearless debut.”
This highly original novel interweaves the stories of three artists who literally tear themselves open to make art. To make her films, Eva must take out her eyes and use them as batteries. To make her art, Finn must cut open her chest and remove her lungs and heart. To write her novels, Grace must use her blood to power the word processor. Suture is a incisive meditation on the fractures within us, and the importance of empathy as medicine and glue.
Suture is the result of a decade of work and changes. If you haven’t already done so, we recommend subscribing to Brewer’s ‘Hello, I Love You’ newsletter, where she will be sharing behind-the-scenes glimpses of Suture’s development, including much-loved sections that didn’t make the final cut.
📣 Calling All Book Clubs!
Is your book club looking to host a virtual author visit? Nic Brewer is eager to join her readers in conversation! Download these book club prompts for Suture, provided by the author herself. If you are interested in requesting a virtual appearance by Brewer, contact her directly by email.
SAVE THE DATE: Virtual Book Launch for Suture
Join us tonight for the virtual launch of Suture! With special guest Sienna Tristen!
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
6:30 – 7:30 pm EST
Via Zoom Webinar
Free to attend. All are welcome. With live captions.
That’s all for now, dear reader. Please join us again in wishing a very Happy Book Birthday to Nic Brewer. Purchase the book from our online shop or from your local independent bookseller. Happy reading!