I'm Not Supposed to Be in the Dark

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$20.99  $19.52
Henry Holt & Company
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5.38 X 8.25 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Riss M. Neilson is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Rhode Island College, she won the English department's Jean Garrigue Award, which was judged by novelist, Nick White. She is from Providence and lives for the city's art and culture scene. When she's not writing, she's watching anime or playing video games with her two children. Deep in Providence is her debut novel.


"In her mesmerizing and atmospheric second book, Riss M. Neilson blends themes of family and love with an undercurrent of the supernatural to create a story that is both vivid and beautifully told." --Lyndall Clipstone, author of The World at the Lake's Edge duology & Unholy Terrors

"Stirring, raw, and beautiful, like a dream that stays with you all day, I'm Not Supposed to Be in the Dark will haunt you long after the conclusion. I'm Not Supposed to Be in the Dark is about the power of magic, love, and feeling seen in the face of tragedy." --Mads Vericker, co-owner, Heartleaf Books

Praise for Deep in Providence:

Finalist for the 2022 New England Book Award
A Buzzfeed New LGBTQA+ YA Novels You Need This Spring Selection

"A magical debut novel from a writer to watch." --Emily M. Danforth, national bestselling and award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post

"Magic runs like a glittering thread through this densely woven tale of friendship, grief, and identity." --Melissa Albert, New York Times-bestselling author of the Hazel Wood series and Our Crooked Hearts

"A spellbinding tale of friendship and grief told with startling tenderness and emotional truth." --Ryan Douglass, New York Times-bestselling author of The Taking of Jake Livingston

"Enthralling, magical, and haunting--a beautifully written story of family and friendship, loss and love." --Sue Lynn Tan, bestselling author of Daughter of the Moon Goddess

"Deep in Providence will have you mesmerized from the first page." --Goldy Moldavsky, New York Times-bestselling author of The Mary Shelley Club

Riveting, deeply moving, and full of heart." --Kirkus Reviews