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Read by January LaVoy
"Our people are survivors," Calliope's great-grandmother once told her of their Puebloan roots-could Bisabuela's ancient myths be true? Anthropologist Calliope Santiago awakens to find herself in a strange and sinister wasteland, a shadow of the New Mexico she knew. Empty vehicles litter the road. Everyone has disappeared-or almost everyone. Calliope, heavy-bellied with the twins she carries inside her, must make her way across this dangerous landscape with a group of fellow survivors, confronting violent inhabitants, in search of answers. Long-dead volcanoes erupt, the ground rattles and splits, and monsters come to ominous life. The impossible suddenly real, Calliope will be forced to reconcile the geological record with the heritage she once denied if she wants to survive and deliver her unborn babies into this uncertain new world. Rooted in indigenous oral-history traditions and contemporary apocalypse fiction, Trinity Sight asks readers to consider science versus faith and personal identity versus ancestral connection. Lyrically written and utterly original, Trinity Sight brings readers to the precipice of the end-of-times and the hope for redemption. 1. Something Stolen30. Blood PuddingPart One. Shock of Light16. EmergencePart Two. First Peoples2. Riverbed Sparks31. Popping Bubbles17. The Stranger3. Sleeping Sisters32. Ripped AwayPart Three. Quantum Uncertainty18. News From the West19. Labor Pains33. Procession of Gods4. Lizard's Tail34. Quemado Lake5. Mud Woman, Corn Woman20. The Coyote Who Killed35. Middle Place6. Amy Denver21. What Coyote Said7. Project Y36. Guardian22. The (Quantum) Suicide8. Bad Moon Rising23. Shift37. The Ancient Chorus24. Deadfall9. Chance25. The Arrow10. The Transmitter26. Old Lady Salt11. Eunjoo27. The One Who Has Me12. The Suuke28. Good Luck Mother13. Intruder29. Water Jar Child14. Myth Versus Parable15. Silver City "January Lavoy narrates a powerful dystopian saga…LaVoy perfectly captures the terrible cascade of emotions Calliope experiences…[and] wholly embodies the agonizing despair experienced by several characters…LaVoy's meticulous attention to detail shows in the care with which she voices all of the survivors Calliope surrounds herself with, each a different age and ethnicity, most with terrible psychological burdens, but all fiercely determined to persist. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award." "A vivid, thought-provoking story that feels both intensely real and sublimely magical. I didn't realize how much I was craving a completely original story like this one!" "A rocket-fueled, indigenous-culture inspired Mad Max-what a ride! Jennifer Givhan drives us through a hellish vision of our country's future by way of our ancestors' past. Fierce, wrenching, and written with a poet's eye for transformation and grace, inside this page-turner are the lessons the land may soon teach us. We ignore this 'fiction' at our peril." "There's a lot to love about Trinity Sight, a dense debut novel packed with Native stories and myths, conceived and plotted as carefully as a nationwide conference, full of organic stakes and interesting characters…Trinity Sight is a mature and deep-thinking book, and a surprisingly subtle and layered work of literature for a first novel.…Watch Givhan carefully: she's got chops, and a flair for combining unusual genre elements." "A unique take on dystopian fiction, weaving the culture of Pueblo peoples into an adventurous, apocalyptic page-turner. Lyrical writing and exceptional plotting make this own voices novel highly recommended." "Brace yourself: The end of the world is coming. Or is it? A multilayered, Indigenous-inflected version of the apocalypse that resists predictability…Givhan's themes are complex and occasionally compete with the twists and turns of the plot for a reader's attention. Still, texture and nuance are rare among disaster narratives and are welcome he
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