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A Tiny Upward Shove

A Tiny Upward Shove

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By Melissa Chadburn

“Gloriously voiced, the kind of addictive and headlong novel that makes reading into a wild bronco ride.” —Lauren Groff, author of Matrix

Marina Salles’s life does not end the day she wakes up dead.

Instead, in the course of a moment, she is transformed into the stuff of myth, the stuff of her grandmother’s old Filipino stories—an aswang, a creature of mystery and vengeance. She spent her time on earth on the margins, shot like a pinball through a childhood of loss. In her nine days as an aswang, while she considers whether to exact vengeance on her killer, she retraces her life, finally able to see what led these two lost souls to a crushingly inevitable conclusion.

In A Tiny Upward Shove, the debut novelist Melissa Chadburn charts the heartbreaking journeys of two of society’s castoffs as they make their way to each other and their roles as criminal and victim. What does it mean to be on the brink? When are those moments that change not only our lives but our very selves? And how, in this impossible world, full of cruelty and negligence, can we rouse ourselves toward mercy?

Paperback / Fiction / LGBTQ+ / Bisexual / Gay / Lesbian / Transgender / Literary

1.1" H x 7.9" L x 4.9" W (0.65 lbs) 352 pages

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