Lakewood

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Amistad Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062913203

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About the Author

Megan Giddings is an author whose first novel, Lakewood, was one of New York Magazine's top ten books of 2020, an NPR Best Book of 2020, a Michigan Notable book for 2021, a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards, and finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Ray Bradbury Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative category. She is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.

Reviews

"Megan Giddings' debut novel Lakewood is reminiscent of Jordan Peele's terrifying film Get Out."--Essence
"Megan Giddings' Lakewood is a gripping thriller of ideas in the tradition of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, depicting a terrifying world of public complicity and government-sponsored malpractice. Giddings asks: What happens when our want to be useful is weaponized against us, when the only way we see to help others is to invite harm upon ourselves? This is the rare debut that feels utterly of the now, unearthing our shared past even as it charges the reader to imagine and enact a better future, fast as they can."--Matt Bell, author of Scrapper
"Both profoundly poetic and utterly compelling, Lakewood presents an intimate portrait of the physical and psychological trauma caused by the use of black people as test subjects for medical experiments in the United States and powerfully connects it to the broader legacy of environmental racism."--Ladee Hubbard, author of The Talented Ribkins
"An impressive debut. Megan Giddings has produced a novel of great emotional intensity. Her brilliant storytelling skills are on full display in this story which unfolds with subtle prose that deftly explores powerful themes of family, loss, responsibility, and friendship. Lena Johnson is a masterfully rendered protagonist, reminiscent of the characters of Toni Morrison, Gayl Jones and Jesmyn Ward, while appearing utterly new and fresh."--Jeffrey Colvin, author of Africaville
"Chilling...Giddings is a writer with a vivid imagination and a fresh eye both of the body and of society. This eerie debut provides a deep character study spiked with a dose of horror."--Publishers Weekly
"Giddings writes with eloquence, walking readers through the complicated world of Lakewood. They'll be eager to turn each page and read what happens next."--Booklist
Lakewood is a thought-provoking debut and Megan Giddings is a young writer to watch.--Kirkus Reviews
Like Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale or Ira Levin's The Stepford Wives, Lakewood compels even as it unsettles. Megan Giddings writes with a scalpel and I'd follow her characters anywhere. --Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble