CGP releases INK, a Latino speculative novel with an immigration theme

Oct 15th, 2012 | By | Category: News & Announcements

On Monday, Oct. 15, on the last day of the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Crossed Genres Publications is proud and excited to release Sabrina Vourvoulias’ debut novel, Ink, a fictional look at what happens when rhetoric about immigrants escalates to an institutionalized population control system.

The near-future, dark speculative novel opens as a biometric tattoo is approved for use to mark temporary workers, permanent residents and citizens with recent immigration history – collectively known as inks. This “chilling tale of American apartheid, and the power of love, myth and community” (Reforma: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking) has its main characters grapple with ever-changing definitions of power, home and community, and perceptions of “otherness” based on ethnicity, language, class and inclusion.

“[Ink] ranges over time, space and magic in a story by turns horrifying, heart-breaking, beautiful, hopeful, frustrating and terribly believable. Vourvoulias’s writing is effortless and effective, uncannily capturing the voices of her disparate protagonists and narrators; not uniformly sympathetic, certainly not always nice, but lucid, convincing and consistent.”

The Future Fire

Readers will be moved by this call for justice in the future and the present.”

Publisher’s Weekly

Sabrina Vourvoulias is a Latina newspaper editor, blogger and writer. CGP has previous published Sabrina’s stories in CG Magazine #24, Crossed Genres Year Two, and the anthology Fat Girl in a Strange Land.

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