As part of the Dialogue Book Lounge series, join Chantal V. Johnson to celebrate the publication of Post-Traumatic.
Post-Traumatic is Chantal V. Johnson’s debut novel – a new kind of survivor narrative, featuring a complex heroine who is blazingly, indelibly alive. To the outside observer, Vivian is a success story—a dedicated lawyer who advocates for mentally ill patients at a New York City psychiatric hospital. Privately, Vivian contends with the memories and aftereffects of her bad childhood—compounded by the everyday stresses of being a Black Latinx woman in America.
A debut from a stunning talent, don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the incredible new book, and a fascinating conversation about writing, storytelling, and living.
‘Deeply original, socially important, psychologically revelatory, propulsively and idiosyncratically readable. Post-Traumatic is a gem.’ Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot
‘Stunning and riotous, Post-Traumatic took me right under and then revived me, like only the best fiction can do. Johnson's delicious, meticulous prose delivers such intimacy and hilarity on the page, I laughed and cried all the way through. This is a raw, brilliant, and unforgettable debut. I love everything about it!’ Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies