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Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow
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Feb 08, 2022 | ISBN 9780593185384

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Praise for Cherish Farrah
Cherish Farrah got me shivering in all kinds of good ways. Intelligent, insightful, and absolutely creepy, too. The novel builds mystery and intensity with such powerful intent. Bethany C. Morrow knows how to make a reader squirm, and thank goodness for that.”
—Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling and The Ballad of Black Tom

Cherish Farrah is a delicious page-turner [with a] strong intellectual foundation, set in a world that on the surface feels disturbingly glossy with its champagne and perfect dresses and two Black girls who are clinging to each other.”
—Megan Giddings, author of Lakewood

“[Cherish Farrah] spirals into the dysphoric and surreal, ultimately turning into the kind of unnerving social horror Jordan Peele popularized in the 2017 film Get Out. . . . It’s shot through with its narrator’s destabilizing visions and occasional hallucinations, which make its world feel queasily, feverishly strange. . . . [It’s] not a book for the faint of heart. . . . At once restrained and ferocious; like Farrah, it maintains control until it can’t anymore, and then it erupts. Morrow uses her heroine’s warped perspective to examine painful truths about race and class in America, but this isn’t a book intended to teach anyone a lesson, except maybe: Be careful. You never know who’s really in control.”
—Los Angeles Times

“A spine-tingling thriller.”
PopSugar


“One of those slow-burn thrillers, with an electrifying end, this is a highly buzzed-about title this spring.”
Amazon Book Review

“I don’t believe the word “mind-blowing” is an adequate description of Bethany C. Morrow’s Cherish Farrah, but it’s the closest that language has to offer. Although I’ve always been drawn to horror in both literature and film, Morrow’s book is a different breed: It grips the senses and left me wanting more and feeling desperate for an abrupt end to its viciousness, all at the same time. . .Bodies of work focusing on social horror, like Morrow’s, shows how complicated existence is for Blacks while stripping away the privilege of illusion for white people. There’s nowhere to hide. No way to deflect. All of us are left facing down the naked truth. Ensnared by the light of a horror that society can’t turn off.”
—The Rumpus


Cherish Farrah is a stunning one-two punch of social horror and psychological thriller.”
—CrimeReads

“Bethany C. Morrow has created a masterpiece. . . . It is a slow burn and well worth the wait. . . . Morrow is skilled with her words as we can feel the tension slowly building between each character, which brings us to a conclusion that is both jaw-dropping and also a little weird. . . . I certainly won’t forget Cherish Farrah for a long time.”
Mystery & Suspense Magazine

 
“Bethany C. Morrow’s latest cinematic social-horror novel, Cherish Farrah, is right at home among . . . uneasy, atmospheric narratives. . . . Farrah’s chillingly claustrophobic perspective infuses Cherish Farrah with a deep and creepy dread.”
—Alta


“Ever since we read Bethany C. Morrow’s dystopian novel Mem, we’ve been eager to see how she’d follow it up. She’s gone in unexpected directions since then, covering a lot of stylistic ground, and we are—as the saying goes—here for it. Cherish Farrah is about the fraught friendship between two teenage girls and the unsettling secrets hidden within one of their families, making for a haunting denouement.”
Vol. 1 Brooklyn

“Bethany C. Morrow’s second novel for adults addresses classism and racism, as well as families and friendships. It’s a slow burn from page one and ends in discomfort for all. Like Mem, Morrow’s first novel, Cherish Farrah is beautifully written, with poetic language and passages full of vivid, intricate imagery. Unlike Mem, her newest novel puts race in the forefront.” 
The Massachusetts Review

“Bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow gives us a new adult social horror novel that I did not want to stop reading. . . . This is the kind of book that is supposed to disturb readers and make us think, and Morrow achieved both of these goals. This was my first novel by Bethany C. Morrow but will not be my last.”
Black Girl Nerds

“If you like unsettling books about manipulative people worming their way into someone else’s life, then get ready for this great novel!”
—Book Riot


“Morrow returns to adult fiction with a chilling thriller about race, class, and female friendship. . . . The shocking ending to this suspenseful novel with a masterfully drawn narrative voice will leave readers breathless.”
Booklist

“[A] slow-burning tale of power and manipulation.”
BookPage

Praise for Bethany C. Morrow
“Bethany C. Morrow is reinvigorating the canon one book at a time—her work is a gift to us all.”
—Leah Johnson, author of You Should See Me in a Crown

“Morrow is one of the most exciting voices in . . . literature today!”
—Ebony Elizaebth Thomas, author of The Dark Fantastic

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