Sam Lansky, author of the memoir The Gilded Razor and the West Coast Editor at TIME magazine, will publish a novel in June 2020. Here’s the cover!
Lansky’s narrator, Sam, is a writer and recovering addict based in LA in his late 20’s who is on the verge of emotional collapse. He finds himself pulled toward a shaman who administers plant medicine over the course of a weekend. The novel explores intimacy and sobriety, the intersection of materialism and mysticism, and how the body stores heartache and trauma.
Cover designers Erin Craig and Elita Sidiropoulou write:
When I read the manuscript a symbol that popped out to me was the humming bird. I did a bit of looking into the spirt animal and found that Hummingbirds can fly in any direction from super slow to speedy fast in the blink of an eye. They have an uncanny ability to change pace… I thought it was a great metaphor and symbol for the story, how we can jump back and forth through memories to see past mistakes and prevent them from happening again. Hummingbirds are symbols of healers and bringers of joy, love and good luck.
Broken People is due out June 9, 2020 from Hanover Square Press/HarperCollins.