This event will take place at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset.
Join us on Wednesday, January 10 at 7pm PT when Inci Atrek celebrates the release of her novel, Holiday Country, with Nina LaCour at 9th Ave!
Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
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Praise for Holiday Country
“Inci Atrek's mesmerizing Holiday Country is sizzling with the heat and hurt of young adulthood, brimming over with all of the associated desires: to explore, to feel seen, to belong, and, of course, the impossible wish to turn back the hands of time. With beautiful prose that transports you to the seaside town along the Aegean Sea where young Ada spends her summers, Atrek fully entangles you into the generation-long drama overdue to unravel. This book is full of wisdom and insights about mothers, daughters, and the men who surround them and it smolders as we watch Ada do the unavoidable: become her own person.” —Xochitl Gonzalez, New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming
"A piercing and wise novel, Holiday Country asks vital questions on identity, autonomy, fantasy, and how we may radically reimagine daughterhood and the places we come from. Inci Atrek has masterfully threaded a needle right through the eye of desire and duty with this spectacular book; you will be equal parts unmoored and moved long after you finish reading." —Mina Seçkin, author of The Four Humors
"Holiday Country is a gorgeous exploration of the wonder and potency of girlhood. Inci Atrek is sharp on the difficult conjunctions between desire and lineage." —Raven Leilani, New York Times bestselling author of Luster
About Holiday Country
A seductive and lyrical debut following a young woman’s dangerous summer romance during an idyllic vacation on the Aegean coast.
Ada adores spending every summer in a Turkish seaside town with her mother and grandmother at the family villa. The glittering waters, endless olive groves, and her spirited friends make it easy to leave her idle life in California behind. But no matter how much Ada feels she belongs to the country where her mother grew up, deep down, her connection to the culture feels as fleeting as the seasons.
When Levent, a mysterious man from her mother’s past, shows up in their town, Ada can’t help but imagine a different future for her mother—one that promises a return to home, to love, to happiness. But while playing matchmaker, Ada has to come to terms with her own intensifying attraction to Levent. Does the future she’s fighting for belong to her mother—or to her alone?
Lush and evocative, Inci Atrek’s Holiday Country is a rapturous meditation about what it means to experience being of two worlds, the limitations and freedom of a life in translation, and the intricacies of a love triangle that stretches across generations and continents.
About Inci Atrek
Inci Atrek holds a BA in English and creative writing from Wellesley College. Holiday Country is her first novel.
About Nina LaCour
Nina LaCour is the Michael L. Printz award-winning and nationally bestselling author of Watch Over Me, We Are Okay, Hold Still, and Everything Leads to You. She hosts the podcast Keeping a Notebook and teaches for Hamline University's MFA in writing for Children and Young Adults program. A former indie bookseller and high school English teacher, she lives with her family in San Francisco.
A seductive and lyrical debut following a young woman’s dangerous summer romance during an idyllic vacation on the Aegean coast
"A gorgeous exploration." —Raven Leilani, author of Luster
"A book full of pleasures." —Kirkus