Here's the cover for Rivers Solomon's SORROWLAND

Posted by MCD
December 04, 2020

Sorrowland final bookshot copy %281%29 Na Kim

MCDxFSG is very excited to share the gorgeous, haunting cover of Rivers Solomon’s new novel, Sorrowland, which we will publish in May 2021. It’s an extraordinary cover—design and illustration by Na Kim—for an extraordinary novel.

Sorrowland Cover

We are also very excited to share a few sentences of praise for the book, our first blurb!

Sorrowland is a wonderland of fantastical and frightening, magical and real. At the center of this world and leaping off the page is Vern: unstoppable, unforgettable, and unlike anyone you have ever seen before.

—Marlon James, author of BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF

We agree! Solomon’s storytelling has the singular vision and a kind of mythic authority that recalls Octavia Butler and Margaret Atwood. And as James suggests, in Sorrowland’s protagonist, Vern—so determined, so powerful—Solomon has created a character with the strength to rise to our times.

We are extremely eager to start sharing this book with everyone. Sorrowland is a book that will be with us for a very long time, but it is also a book for right now. And Na Kim has given us the cover to take it there.

Rivers Solomon