Grabowski, Alina

Women and Children First -- Alina Grabowski, Hardcover

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"While a young woman's violent death sounds like the setup for a murder mystery story, in Grabowki's deft hands, it becomes something richer and more surprising: an opportunity to capture the people left in her wake at their most honest, flawed, and insightful. Once you get into these women's heads, they will never get out of yours." --Oprah Daily

A gripping literary puzzle that unwinds the private lives of ten women as they confront tragedy in a small Massachusetts town.

Nashquitten, MA, is a decaying coastal enclave that not even tourist season can revive, full of locals who have run the town's industries for generations. When a young woman dies at a house party, the circumstances around her death suspiciously unclear, the tight-knit community is shaken. As a mother grieves her daughter, a teacher her student, a best friend her confidante, the events around the tragedy become a lightning rod: blame is cast, secrets are buried deeper. Some are left to pick up the pieces, while others turn their backs, and all the while, a truth about that dreadful night begins to emerge.

Told through the eyes of ten local women, Grabowski's Women and Children First is an exquisite portrait of grief and a powerful reminder of life's interconnectedness. Touching on womanhood, class, and sexuality, ambition, disappointment, and tragedy, this novel is a stunning rendering of love and loss, and a bracing lesson from a phenomenal new literary talent that no one walks this earth alone.

"I am a big fan of Women and Children First . . . Alina Grabowski is an astute and limber narrative artist and I could read her prose all day long and never grow weary." --Lorrie Moore, author of A Gate at the Stairs

Author: Alina Grabowski
Publisher: Zando - Sjp Lit
Published: 05/07/2024
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 8.80h x 6.30w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781638930785

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/09/2023
Booklist 11/01/2023 pg. 51
Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/2023 pg. 3
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2024

About the Author
Alina Grabowski grew up in coastal Massachusetts and holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University. Her writing has appeared in Story, The Masters Review, Joyland, The Adroit Journal, and Day One. She has received scholarships from Aspen Summer Words, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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