YA author event with Rory Power, author of Wilder Girls, in conversation with Gwenda Bond

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome young adult author Rory Power for a discussion and signing of her debut novel, Wilder Girls. Power will be interviewed on-stage by New York Times bestselling author Gwenda BondRead on for important event guidelines, as well as more information about the author and her book. 

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. In order to join the signing line to have books brought from home signed at this event, you must purchase a copy of Wilder Girls from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). Wilder Girls will be published on Tuesday, July 9th. Your purchase will include a signing line ticket with your signing line group assignment; the earlier you purchase your copy of Wilder Girls, the earlier you will be invited to join the signing line at the event.

The best way to support an author featured at a Parnassus event, as well as to support Parnassus for hosting the author and the event, is to purchase the author's new book from Parnassus. Your purchase also demonstrates to publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus and to Nashville.

Can't make it to the event, but still want to purchase an autographed or personalized book? Place your order below, enter "signed copy" plus any personalization details in the comments section of your order, and we'll have Rory sign your books and ship them to you after the event! Shipping is available to all fifty states as well as internationally. For international shipping quotes, please email orders@parnassusbooks.net; be sure to include your mailing address so that we can create an accurate shipping quote for you.

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More about Wilder Girls

"Wilder Girls is so sharp and packs so much emotion in such wise ways. I'm convinced we're about to witness the emergence of a major new literary star." --Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation

"Wilder Girls is the bold, imaginative, emotionally wrenching horror novel of my dreams--one that celebrates the resilience of girls and the earthshaking power of their friendships. An eerie, unforgettable triumph."--Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn

"A nightmarish survival story that's as much literary fiction as it is young adult ... I couldn't look away." --Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White, and Royal Blue 

"The eeriness of Raxter Island permeates every scene, and Rory Power's characters are fierce and honest, blazing from the pages. This is a groundbreaking speculative story--brutal and beautiful, raw and unflinching. I adored this book."-- Emily Suvada, author of This Mortal Coil 

"A feminist, LGBT+, sci-fi-horror story with all the tantalizing elements of gore, mystery, war, and love you can ask for. Real, flawed, brave girls against a world gone mad. A shudderingly good read!" -- Dawn Kurtagich, author of Teeth in the Mist

 A gripping, feminist about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before. 

It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

More about Rory Power

Rory Power grew up in Boston, received her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College, and went on to earn an MA in prose fiction from the University of East Anglia. She lives in Massachusetts. Wilder Girls is her first novel.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Wilder Girls Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525645580
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - July 9th, 2019