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Help the Discarded Dreams!

I was really reluctant to make this post, since I’ve never asked for anything like this before. But my book, The House of Discarded Dreams, could really use your help.

“Trying to escape her embarrassing immigrant mother, Vimbai moves into a dilapidated house in the dunes… and discovers that one of her new roommates has a pocket universe instead of hair, there’s a psychic energy baby living in the telephone wires, and her dead Zimbabwean grandmother is doing dishes in the kitchen. When the house gets lost at sea and creatures of African urban legends all but take it over, Vimbai turns to horseshoe crabs in the ocean to ask for their help in getting home to New Jersey. ”

For whatever reason, it doesn’t seem to get as much traction as my previous books, despite many positive reviews. So I’m asking you to help if you’re so inclined. Link to this post, or point it out to people who might enjoy a book with horseshoe crab biology and based on immigrant experience, a book with a non-white protagonist and drawing from a culture rarely seen in fantasy. If you read it, please consider posting a review at Amazon or elsewhere. I know there are readers for this book — please help them find it!

For those who want to find out more, here’s a review at io9.

Mirrored from ekaterinasedia.com.

Comments

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buymeaclue
Jan. 3rd, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a gorgeous cover. Will see what I can do about getting my hands on a copy.
squirrel_monkey
Jan. 3rd, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
upstart_crow
Jan. 3rd, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
Oh! Thank you for reminding me. I need to pick this up. Will do so!
squirrel_monkey
Jan. 3rd, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
slweippert
Jan. 3rd, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Signal boosted in my lj
Good Luck!
squirrel_monkey
Jan. 3rd, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you, much appreciated.
pingback_bot
Jan. 3rd, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
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User cathschaffstump referenced to your post from No title saying: [...] for today. *** Smart and skilled writer Ekaterina Sedia's new book The House of Discarded Dreams [...]
vintagehandbag
Jan. 3rd, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
It has been wirelessly delivered to my Kindle. I'll post a review when I read it, which will be after a while. But, I figured the sale of the copy couldn't hurt. It sounds fascinating.
squirrel_monkey
Jan. 3rd, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it, and thank you.
dulcinbradbury
Jan. 3rd, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
I'd entirely missed that you had a new book out. Sorry to hear it's not doing as well as you hoped, but, I'm excited to see it. :)
squirrel_monkey
Jan. 3rd, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And this tells you exactly how much plugging for my books I usually do.
calico_reaction
Jan. 4th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
I bought it, I just haven't read it yet. I've not had a good moment. I'll try to get to it soon though!
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