Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30pm
We are so very excited to welcome back one of our newest favorite authors on tour for her second book! Vox was a MASSIVE Fountain Favorite in 2018: read and loved by a bunch of our booksellers. Dalcher's fiction is set in the near future but is a reflection of current trends we should think about carefully. They are briskly paced thrillers and we can't put them down!!! Come meet Christina!!!
MASTER CLASS (Berkley Hardcover, April 21, 2020) is the second thought-provoking speculative thriller from the author of 2018’s buzzy debut Vox (as seen in Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Cosmopolitan, and many more). Examining government overreach, women’s rights, and a mother’s bond with her children, Dalcher once again imagines a disturbing near-future—this time, one in which the government has legalized eugenics. MASTER CLASS is set in a world in which children are tested by the government and sorted into schools accordingly. The unluckiest of those children are transferred to state schools, beyond their parents’ reach. So when teacher Elena Fairchild’s daughter is sent away, she requests a transfer—and discovers the surprising and sinister plan unfolding there…
Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She specializes in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects and has taught at several universities.
Her short stories and flash fiction appear in more than one hundred journals worldwide. Recognition includes first place for the Bath Flash Award, nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and multiple other awards. She lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband.
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