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Adrienne Celt

Biography

Adrienne Celt

Adrienne Celt was born in Seattle, Washington, and now lives in Tucson, Arizona. She’s the author of the novels INVITATION TO A BONFIRE (Bloomsbury 2018) and THE DAUGHTERS (Norton/Liveright) which won the 2015 PEN Southwest Book Award for Fiction and was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, as well as a collection of comics: APOCALYPSE HOW? AN EXISTENTIAL BESTIARY (DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press 2016). Her writing has been recognized by an O. Henry Prize, the Glenna Luschei Award, and residencies at Jentel, Ragdale and the Willapa Bay AiR. She’s published fiction in Esquire, Zyzzyva, Ecotone, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and Electric Lit, among other places. Her comics and essays can be found in Catapult, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Rumpus, the Tin House Open Bar, The Millions and elsewhere.

Adrienne Celt

Books by Adrienne Celt

by Adrienne Celt - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

In the 1920s, Zoya Andropova, a young refugee from the Soviet Union, finds herself in the alien landscape of an elite all-girls New Jersey boarding school. Having lost her family, her home and her sense of purpose, Zoya struggles to belong. When she meets the visiting writer and fellow Russian émigré Leo Orlov --- whose books Zoya has privately obsessed over for years --- her luck seems to have taken a turn for the better. But she soon discovers that Leo is not the solution to her loneliness: he's committed to his art and bound by the sinister orchestrations of his brilliant wife, Vera. As the reader unravels the mystery of Zoya, Lev and Vera's fate, Zoya is faced with mounting pressure to figure out who she is and what kind of life she wants to build.