Preorder a Signed Copy of Even As We Breathe by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

Even As We Breathe: a debut novel set in WWII-era Cherokee and Asheville.

On-sale 9/8/20

Two young Cherokees find companionship with each other while working at the Grove Park Inn.  With World War II raging in Europe, the resort is the temporary home of Axis diplomats and their families, who are being held as prisoners of war. A secret room becomes a place where Cowney and Essie can escape the white world of the inn and imagine their futures free of the shadows of their families' pasts. Outside of this refuge, however, racism and prejudice are never far behind, and when the daughter of one of the residents goes missing, Cowney finds himself accused of abduction and murder. Even As We Breathe invokes the elements of bone, blood, and flesh as Cowney navigates difficult social, cultural, and ethnic divides.

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Malaprop's is pleased to host a virtual launch for Even As We Breathe on Tuesday, September 8 at 6 PM ET.  Annette will be in conversation with award-winning author Charles Frazier (Cold Mountain)!  Click here to sign up to receive an email with the link required to attend online.

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About the Author:

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), holds degrees from Yale University and the College of William and Mary. Her work Going to Water won the Morning Star Award for Creative Writing from the Native American Literature Symposium and was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. She is coeditor of the Journal of Cherokee Studies and serves on the board of trustees for the North Carolina Writers' Network. She resides in Qualla, North Carolina.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781950564064
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Fireside Industries - September 8th, 2020