Trinity Sight (Hardcover)
Calliope woke up in a grey world. She doesn’t know how she got there or what happened to anyone else. As she sets out to find her son and husband she realizes that very few folks are left on this earth. She gathers more survivors around her during her search, a young girl with prophetic dreams, a woman on a motorbike, and a man who interprets this new world with physics and Zuni beliefs.
I felt like I was in the world Givhan writes in. Her imagery is so vivid, and she uses that to draw you into her character’s lives and feelings. This is a really good book for the end or the beginning of the world.
-Izzy— From JANUARY STAFF PICKS
"Our people are survivors," Calliope's great-grandmother once told her of their Puebloan roots--could Bisabuela's ancient myths be true?
Anthropologist Calliope Santiago awakens to find herself in a strange and sinister wasteland, a shadow of the New Mexico she knew. Empty vehicles litter the road. Everyone has disappeared--or almost everyone. Calliope, heavy-bellied with the twins she carries inside her, must make her way across this dangerous landscape with a group of fellow survivors, confronting violent inhabitants, in search of answers. Long-dead volcanoes erupt, the ground rattles and splits, and monsters come to ominous life. The impossible suddenly real, Calliope will be forced to reconcile the geological record with the heritage she once denied if she wants to survive and deliver her unborn babies into this uncertain new world.
Rooted in indigenous oral-history traditions and contemporary apocalypse fiction, Trinity Sight asks readers to consider science versus faith and personal identity versus ancestral connection. Lyrically written and utterly original, Trinity Sight brings readers to the precipice of the end-of-times and the hope for redemption.