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Alli Vail

April 02nd, 2024

Author Alli Vail’s debut novel, Brooklyn Thomas Isn’t Here (Post Hill Press $25.99), due out in May, follows the narrative of young Brooklyn Thomas as she faces a series of challenges: her best friend is missing, her career is in shambles, and she’s back living with her parents. Strangely, Brooklyn is also pretty sure that she’s mostly dead. She can’t feel her heart beating and her reflection keeps vanishing from mirrors but no one else in her life seems to notice. While working at a doughnut shop after losing her high-paying marketing job, Brooklyn faces embarrassment in front of her crush. She also struggles to make ends meet in her parents’ basement. To add to her woes, Brooklyn begins hallucinating about stars from her favourite TV shows who urge her to confront her past. In the face of this collision with past and present, Brooklyn must find the courage to deal with her demons and seize a second chance at life before it’s too late. 9798888452899

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