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Sep 26, 2023 | ISBN 9780593473085

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“Haunting and surreal, And Then She Fell had me questioning reality alongside Alice as she grappled with motherhood, being a writer, a wife, and feeling like an outsider in her own life. With its sharp wit and beautiful writing, this book had me flying through the pages.”
—Ana Reyes, New York Times bestselling author of The House in the Pines

And Then She Fell is an unblinking look at the complex and often terrifying journey of new motherhood and what we’re told we should want, with moving insights into connecting with our ancestors and our own identity. Alicia Elliott is a powerful storyteller, and this book is both suspenseful and heartfelt, with haunting elements that linger long after the final page is turned.”
—Vanessa Lillie, bestselling author of Little Voices and Blood Sisters

And Then She Fell is shocking, riveting, uncomfortable, gorgeous and visionary…. Elliott’s remarkable, genre-blurring, and brilliant writing takes us into a world of metaphor and myth and nature. Her world-building is as menacing and spectacular as that of Jeff VanderMeer and Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Elliott’s true gift to the reader is a new perspective on Indigeneity which is both humbling and earth-shattering.”
Heather O’Neill, author of When We Lost Our Heads

And Then She Fell is an incredible and indelible novel. It’s full of wonder and surprise, full of life and heart. This book is a gift that breathes life into the reader. Alicia Elliott has given us a knockout—a book so good you can’t put it down.” 
—Morgan Talty, bestselling author of Night of the Living Rez

And Then She Fell is a stunning, propulsive novel that complexly folds generational love and mental health into a story about relationships: the ones we have with our ancestors, our family and friends, and ourselves…. I’m so happy that a novel like this exists, and I am excited to see the future of writing that this work inspires. And Then She Fell is a triumph of a debut.”
Jessica Johns, author of Bad Cree

“I could not put this book down. And Then She Fell is one of the most mesmeric, intoxicatingly original novels I have read in recent years, with a central character I will carry with me for a very long time.”
—Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rights

“A towering achievement, stunningly good storytelling.”
—Melissa Lucashenko, Miles Franklin Award-winning author of Too Much Lip

“Alice and her husband have woven a lattice pattern of silence and secrets that slowly implodes in this fierce, remarkable debut. Elliott’s meticulous prose is an agile portal through the narrator’s complex inner life, the tensions, and fractures that surface when the trappings of success hide the weight of intergenerational trauma, racism, sexism, and the unwieldy expectations of Motherhood. And Then She Fell saves us from devastation by the grace it shows its characters and, ultimately, by the strength of their connections.”
—Eden Robinson, internationally bestselling author of Return of the Trickster

“Familiar and ethereal. Brutal and beautiful. And Then She Fell is the fulfilment of the promise of Alicia Elliott’s storytelling prowess. . . . A soundtrack for the gorgeous nightmare that is both motherhood and belonging in and of itself, stitched together by the depths only grief and love can hook together. The Naked Lunch meets Rosemary’s Baby . . . and shot together with the golden humor and philosophy of Haudenosaunee story like an intimate lifeline, And Then She Fell is remarkable, and a world unto itself. What an accomplishment. What a gift.”
—Cherie Dimaline, author of The Marrow Thieves and VenCo

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