Brian Scott PaulsClub Codex (October 2023): "Sorrowland" by Rivers Solomon
Our Club Codex selection for October is "Sorrowland" by Rivers Solomon. We’re starting this novel a bit late because the previous discussion went longer than expected. "Sorrowland" received the Otherwise Award in January.
From the publisher’s website:
“Vern—seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised—flees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise them far from the influence of the outside world.
But even in the forest, Vern is a hunted woma