“TRADITION is a stunning, timely,
and deeply poignant novel... this year's must-read.”
—Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
"A story that belongs in every library.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
“This novel is a timely road map for those looking to find their places in this rapidly changing world… A thoughtfully crafted argument for feminism and allyship."
“TRADITION is a deeply felt, powerful, devastating and, ultimately, hopeful look at toxic rape culture and its destructive effects.”
— Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star
"...for me, writing fiction is an act of social engagement.
I want my work to participate in relevant cultural conversations"
As a teacher and a writer, I think stories should be entertaining; characters, their desires and conflicts, should always come first--as John Gardner suggested, a writer's job is to construct a uninterrupted dream the reader experiences from the first to the final page. I strive to write those vivid, memorable dreams, and for me, the dreams I appreciate most are the ones that help me reflect on what it means to be a human being in my society today--dreams that ask the oldest and most important questions--who am I and what am I supposed to do now?