At the End of the World, Turn Left
By Zhanna Slor |Ships in May
Signed copy | $25.99
Zhanna Slor's debut novel is the tale of two sisters, and how different generations define home. Masha remembers her childhood in the former USSR, but found her life and heart in Israel. Anna was an infant when her family fled, but yearns to find her roots. When Anna is contacted by a stranger from their homeland and then disappears, Masha is called home to Milwaukee to find her, and where the search leads changes the family forever.
About the author
Zhanna Slor was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to the Midwest in the early 1990s. She has a master's degree in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University, and has been published in many literary magazines, including Ninth Letter, Bellevue Literary Review, Tusculum Review, Midwestern Gothic, Another Chicago Magazine, and five times in Michigan Quarterly Review, one of which received an honorary mention in Best American Essays 2014. She and her husband, saxophonist for Jazz-Rock fusion band Marbin, recently relocated from Chicago to Milwaukee, where, besides writing, she is raising her newborn daughter.
"Don't miss AT THE END OF THE WORLD, TURN LEFT--one of those gems of a novel that delivers poignant observations about life in a suspenseful page-turner. As two young sisters separately search for answers in the wonderfully offbeat neighborhood of Riverwest, Milwaukee, torn in different directions by a fascinating crew of locals the reader is taken on a heart-thumping ride that explores all the important relationships that make up our lives: our relationship to our siblings, parents, friends, country, heritage, and, lastly, to ourselves, that is the person we used to be and the one we hope to become." --Jessamyn Hope, author of SAFEKEEPING
"Slor's brilliant exploration of the nature of freedom is a quintessential first generation American story told with great humor, grit, wisdom, and compassion." --Anne Raeff, author of WINTER KEPT US WARM and ONLY THE RIVER
"[The] love-hate relationship with Milwaukee is the foundation of Zhanna Slor's April 2021 debut novel AT THE END OF THE WORLD, TURN LEFT. Slor's novel is a combination of a mystery and self-exploration novel. It centers on the lives of two sisters who have both immigrated from the former USSR but have different approaches to what they define as home." --Milwaukee Independent
"Zhanna Slor has written a stellar debut novel of literary suspense which is also an engrossing coming-of-age story focusing on two sisters who emigrated as children from Ukraine to Milwaukee. Slor insightfully examines their experiences as young women who must confront the contradictions they find in themselves, in America, and in their parents, who both want their daughters to live as they are told to rather than find their own way in the world. This is a debut of many felicities, much heart, and more than a few comic moments. It was a true pleasure to read." --Christine Sneed, author of LITTLE KNOWN FACTS and PARIS, HE SAID