Check out the cover for Morgan Thomas's MANYWHERE!

Posted by MCD
July 21, 2021

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We’re thrilled to reveal the Alex Merto-designed cover for Morgan Thomas’s debut collection of stories Manywhere, which we’ll publish on January 25, 2022! Manywhere follows Southern queer and genderqueer characters determined to find themselves reflected in the annals of history, at whatever cost; through their characters, Morgan Thomas uncovers how the stories we borrow to understand ourselves in turn shape the people we become. Manywhere ushers in a new form of queer mythmaking, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this book, and writer, into the world.

If you need further confirmation, just ask Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby, who calls the book “A gorgeous chorus of voices joining to sing the vision of a singular and exciting artist,” or Kristen Arnett, author of With Teeth, who says Manywhere is “very queer, very well-written, and very goddamn good.” Laura van den Berg, author of I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, says that “I was awed by the kinetic, alive, innovative, and spell-casting stories in Manywhere, a debut collection that reads like a magnum opus.” Convincing, right? To pre-order the book and learn more, click here!

For a taste, check out “Bump,” which appeared in The Atlantic this summer, and the book’s opening story, “Taylor Johnson’s Lightning Man,” which appeared in them. in 2020. Trust us, this is not a book you want to miss–that rare debut that already feels like the work of a master.