Winnie M. Li discusses and signs Dark Chapter

Winner of The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize in the UK
A unique crime novel for the #MeToo era

Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel. Johnny is a 15-year-old Irish teenager, living a neglected life on the margins of society. He has grown up in a family where crime is customary, violence is a necessity, and everything--and anyone--can be yours for the taking.   As Vivian looks to find her calling professionally, she delights in exploring foreign countries, rolling hillsides, and new cultures. And as a young, single woman, she has grown used to experiencing life on her own. But all of that changes when, on one bright spring afternoon in West Belfast, Vivian's path collides with Johnny and culminates in a horrifying act of violence.   In the aftermath of the incident, both Johnny and Vivian are forced to confront the chain of events that led to the attack. Vivian must struggle to recapture the woman that she was and the woman she aspired to be, while dealing with a culture and judicial system that treats assault victims as less than human. Johnny, meanwhile, flees to the sanctity of his transitory Irish clan. But when he is finally brought to reckon for his crimes, Vivian learns that justice is not always as swift or as fair as she would hope. Inspired by true events, Dark Chapter is both a literary masterpiece and a riveting novel of suspense about of the dark chapters and chance encounters that can irrevocably determine the shape of our lives. (Polis Books)

Winnie will be in conversation with Kitty Lindsay, a regular weekend contributor at Hello Giggles and host of podcast Feminist Crush.


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Event date: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Dark Chapter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943818624
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Polis Books - September 12th, 2017