Vanessa Roveto's The Valley (a void) is the first publication in our Novellas series, published with SPBH Editions, Milan. Available for pre-order, with anticipated October delivery.
World-weary 19-year-old Madeline works part-time at Whole Foods and spends the rest of the time thinking her ‘important little thoughts,’ as her mother calls them. Her wildly isolated life uncannily mirrors that of disgraced poetry professor, Victoria. On converging paths, these desperately sad but hysterically funny heroines blunder through a landscape of grief, self-loathing, love, and pharmaceuticals. A tragicomic hallucination of two women trying not to disappear into the psychic phantasmagoria of their families, the void of the San Fernando Valley, and most urgently—themselves.