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A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

A Song for a New Day

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker
Sep 10, 2019 | 384 Pages
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“You’d better keep a copy of A Song for a New Day with you at all times, because this book will help you survive the future. Sarah Pinsker has written a wonderful epic about music, community, and rediscovering the things that make us human. Pinsker has an amazing ear for dialogue, a brilliant knack for describing music, and most importantly a profound awareness of silence, in both its positive and negative aspects. A Song for a New Day restored some of my faith in community, and I didn’t even realize how much I needed this book right now.” –Charlie Jane Anders, national bestselling author of All the Birds in the Sky and The City in the Middle of the Night

“Experiencing Sarah Pinsker’s A Song For a New Day is like listening to a fine, well-rehearsed song unleashed live. It’s a deeply human song of queer found family and the tension between independence and belonging, thoughtful and raw like the best live music. It’s also a cautionary tale of what happens when we privilege convenience over connection. If you love performance—the magic of head-thrown-back ecstatic musical communion—read this book.”—Nicola Griffith, author of Hild

“A compelling book about the importance of music–and any sort of art–in a world where it seems like the least essential thing. This is an expertly drawn post-catastrophe world peopled by compassionately written characters.”—Ann Leckie, Hugo Award winning author of Provenance

A Song For a New Day is amazing. Pinsker has one of the strongest voices for character in fiction today; everything her characters do is compelling. Pinsker accomplishes a scary look at a future and still gives us comfort within it. She helps us remember that the world isn’t over yet, after all.”—Mur Lafferty, author of Six Wakes

“Woven through Pinsker’s meticulously crafted future of technology-enabled isolation and corporate-consumerist powerlessness is a stirring anthem against the politics of fear. A dazzling tale told in multiple voices, with not a single note out of place. This is the lyrical protest song that we have always needed, perhaps more so now than ever.”– Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings

“A Song for a New Day is a compulsively readable story about music, freedom, taking chances, and living with your past. I meant to read it slowly, savoring Pinsker’s near-future world-building and her perfect descriptions of performance, but I ended up gulping it down, so eager to see what happens next for Luce and Rosemary, each brave and resourceful in her own way. It was wonderful!”—Kij Johnson, author of The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

“Sarah Pinsker plays genre like a favorite guitar, and I am in awe of her talents. How can a writer so new be so central, so necessary?”—Andy Duncan, author of An Agent of Utopia

“A full-throated call to arms in the service of music, creation, and shared experience, A Song for a New Day resists both extremes and easy tropes, offering hope in the face of catastrophe through the engrossing stories of characters you’ll want to spend more time with. Pinsker gives us a future rooted in fully-drawn, believable characters and sensory, unflinching descriptions of cities and towns.”—Malka Older, author of Infomancy

“Let freedom ring in the growl of an angry guitar chord! Sarah Pinsker’s A Song For a New Day is an absorbing tale of a quiet, all-too-believable American dystopia in which a passion for music becomes the secretive, surprising seed of rebellion.”—Linda Nagata, Nebula Award winning author of The Last Good Man

Praise for Sarah Pinsker’s short fiction:

“A beautiful, complex debut collectoin… Pinsker’s captivating compendium reveals stories that are as delightful and surprising to pore through as they are introspective and elegiac.”—Publishers Weekly on Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea (Starred review)

“Pinsker has delivered a sturdy collection in the speculative tradition of Ursula K. Le Guin and Kelly Link but with her own indomitable voice front and center. An auspicious start to what promises to be one wild ride of a literary career.”—Kirkus Reviews on Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea

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