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Wednesday
04
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Jenn Polish: Author of Queer YA Novel, Lunav

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Laurel Bookstore
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About the book:

They don’t have dragons where half-faerie Sadie was born—not living ones, anyway—but in the Grove, everyone knows dragon eggs grow on trees like leaves and need Dreams to hatch. Without faerie Dreams, the dragons won’t survive. And neither will anyone else.

Brash, boyish sixteen-year-old Sadie uses her half-human status to spy on the human monarchy, who’ve made it illegal to Dream. But spying is a risky business. Still, Sadie thought she was a pro until they sent a new human magistrate to the Grove.

Evelyn might be the most beautiful girl Sadie’s ever seen, and Sadie might be betraying her family by falling in love with the ruthless leader who locks them up. But that’s not even the biggest obstacle between the two: Evelyn is leading the charge against Dreaming, and there’s something she doesn’t know. Sadie can still Dream.

About Jenn:

Jenn Polish is the author of two young adult books, Lunav and Lost Boy, Found Boy. Their debut novel, Lunav, a lesbian faerie tale, features dragons that grow on trees and friendship amongst rebellion. Their debut novella, LOST BOY, FOUND BOY, is a queer re-telling of Peter Pan in which Neverland is a holomatrix, Hook is a bisexualcyborg, and Tink is an asexual lesbian computer interface. Both books are forthcomingin March 2018 from SunFire Press, a young adult imprint of NineStar Press. They teach Theatre and English at CUNY LaGuardia Community College and are a doctoral candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. They live in Brooklyn with their fiancée and their fantasies of having multiple puppies. Their website is jpolish.com.