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“In this gripping debut novel, a teenage girl falls into an affair with her English teacher, who is 30 years her senior. The voice of Vanessa, the narrator, is unparalleled in its honesty, and her emotions are fiercely conveyed with unrelenting realness. This novel is a timely and important read, sometimes difficult, but ultimately an unforgettable experience. You will be left astonished and transformed. Vanessa is formidable and so is her story; you won’t be able to put down this powerhouse of a novel.”
—Luisa Barbano, Oblong Books and Music, Millerton, NY
Indie Next authors talk about their books...
Alexis Schaitkin is a short story and essay writer here to introduce her debut novel: Saint X. Alexis has already been given immense praise, which includes its inclusion as a Bookreporter Bets On book! Carol and Alexis discuss the ways Saint X's characters grow to understand their past, the sense of place that serves as both a paradise and a nightmare, and the secret ingredient that keeps Alexis writing.