First Looks, Long Fiction

First Look: Ink

ink-cover-1000“What happens when rhetoric about immigrants escalates to an institutionalized population control system? In this world, the protagonists’ magicks serve and fail, as do all other systems – government, gang, religious organization – until only two things alone stand: love and memory.”

Maybe you’ve noticed a pattern by now- guess when I put this book on my 2017 reading list? Ink is one of the books I found latest in my searches, and it seems relatively under-reviewed online, as does Vourvoulias in general. This book sounds magical and important for me to read; I’m hoping for both a cautionary tale and a story of resilience and community. Plus, magical realism/political thriller? Awesome.