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Join us at Bird in Hand to help Sarah Pinsker launch her book A Song for a New Day.
In the Before, public gatherings were commonplace. But in the Now, after terror attacks and a deadly virus have claimed thousands of lives, everyone knows it’s safest to just stay home. The government has banned public gatherings―festivals, concerts, you name it. And the world has adapted to accommodate.
But Luce―a musician on the brink of hitting it big when the ban was enacted―finds her connection to the world shrinking before her eyes. Without concerts, her music can’t be heard. So, Luce does what she has to do: she hosts clandestine concerts in remote areas, performing in old warehouses and cramped basements to keep her dream alive.
Rosemary Laws barely remembers the Before―and has rarely left her own home in her small rural hometown. She spends her days in Hoodspace, helping customers place online orders for various goods for drone delivery. When Rosemary stumbles into a new job―scouting musicians at illegal concerts, convincing them to sign a contract for their music to be broadcast digitally―she’s forced to leave her safe haven behind, and to experience the old world, the real world, for the first time.
Luce’s and Rosemary’s paths cross―and soon, they are both convinced that live music and human connection are worth breaking some rules.
Sarah Pinsker’s Nebula and Sturgeon Award-winning short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, as well as numerous other magazines, anthologies, and translation markets. She is a singer/songwriter who has toured behind three albums on various independent labels. Her first collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea, was released in early 2019 by Small Beer Press. A Song for a New Day is her first novel. She lives with her wife in Baltimore, Maryland.
TIME & DATE
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm