Sin Eater

Megan Campisi (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
April 07, 2020
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.4 X 1.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982124106
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About the Author

Megan Campisi is a playwright, novelist, and teacher. Her plays have been performed in China, France, and the United States. She attended Yale University and L'ร‰cole International de Thรฉรขtre Jacques Lecoq. The author of Sin Eater, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

Reviews

One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2020. Lit Hub
"Sin Eater by Megan Campisi: A dystopian story about a girl in 16th century England that is sentenced to work as a 'Sin Eater, people who cannot be touched or spoken to and whose job is to hear the final confessions of the dying while eating foods symbolizing their sins so their souls can be admitted to heaven.' Think a cross between Margaret Atwood and Umberto Eco with this one, and it is a phenomenal read."--Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "Palm Beach Post"
"A dark, propulsive novel that twists your stomach in all the right ways." --Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "Lit Hub"
"[A] rousing, impressive debut... Campisi's stirring portrait of injustice is deepened by May's cleverness, frustration, and grief. This spellbinding novel is a treat for fans of feminist speculative fiction." --Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "Publishers Weekly"
"Very much reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale. In this way, it transcends its historical roots to give us a modern heroine. Richly imaginative and strikingly contemporary."--Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "Kirkus Reviews"
"Campisi shapes a tale of folk customs, dark superstitions, and feminine power... Recommend this debut, an original melding of mystery and alternate history, to admirers of Karen Maitland's folklore-infused medieval thrillers and Diane Setterfield's Once Upon a River."--Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "Booklist"
"Magnificent...complex, vivid... This vision of Renaissance outsiders is exactly what historical fiction lovers have unknowingly craved."--Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "New York Journal of Books"
"Sin Eater is a fully fleshed work of speculative fiction, abundant with the fine details of Elizabethan life and, of course, food. May is a damaged and sympathetic heroine, at once intelligent and innocent. This is an opulently imagined debut, horrific and weirdly beautiful, filled with earnest feeling as well as cruelty. Set aside time to read this engrossing novel in one go."--Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "Shelf Awareness"
"The atmospheric, historical fantasy setting combined with May's jarringly eccentric personality creates a novel as strange as it is captivating."--Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "BuzzFeed"
"Dark and evocative."--Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "Pop Sugar"
"A Tudor banquet of a novel...its center the desiring, devouring, life-giving, murdering, and dying female body."--Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "Historical Novels Review"
"A riveting description of hardwon female empowerment that weaves together meticulous research, unsolved murder--and an unforgettable heroine. Exhilarating...great storytelling...reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale or Russell Hoban's great sui-generis sci-fi novel Riddley Walker."-- "The Washington Post"
"Sin Eater is a dark and thrilling page turner that turns a dystopian eye on the past in an unnervingly contemporary way. All hail Megan Campisi and her smashing novel." --Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room and Akin "The Washington Post"
"An in-depth, lyrical exploration of the forced reinvention of a teenage girl, ripped from her normal existence into a life of shifting public sins into feminine flesh, literally. Sin Eater is a thrilling surprise - Megan Campisi uses the history of patriarchal injustice to create a keenly researched feminist arc of unexpected abundance, reckoning, intellect, and ferocious survival."--Maria Dahvana Headley, New York Times bestselling author of The Mere Wife "The Washington Post"
"The Name of the Rose meets Wolf Hall in this brilliant, bewitching novel. Megan Campisi conjures a deliciously warped version of sixteenth-century Britain: Tudor England in a funhouse mirror. Her heroine, a young girl cruelly rendered pariah, is ingeniously sketched and achingly real. Ms. Campisi has created a dark, rich story replete with humor, unforgettable characters, and arcane mysteries. It casts a spell on your heart and mind until the final page." --Jennie Melamed, author of Gather the Daughters "The Washington Post"
"Rich with imaginative and historical details, Sin Eater is part mystery, part horror, and--ultimately--a timeless story of one woman regaining her power. I loved this from beginning to end." --Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "The Washington Post"
"An original novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat."--Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "BookReporter"