Alyssa Quinn | Habilis

Join author Alyssa Quinn for an in-person discussion about her new psychological horror/mystery novel, Habilis. 

This in-person event will take place on the bookshop patio. 

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Habilis today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Habilis from The King's English.

About the book:

Lucy, a young woman with an uncertain past, finds herself thrust into a mysterious anthropology museum that converts into a disco club each night. Moving through its labyrinthine galleries, she tries to construct an origin story for herself and for her species. But as the night progresses, her grip on language and identity slips away until the exhibit captions rupture the text, transporting us to East Africa, where the lives of three people--British anthropologist Mary Leakey, an Indian indentured laborer building the Uganda Railway, and a curator with too many secrets--interweave to reveal the darker side of the search for origins.

Surreal, spiraling, and daringly innovative, Habilis is all at once a historical reconstruction, a psychological horror, a mystery, a ghost story, and a creation myth. But above all, it is a meditation on language, desire, and the stories we tell about ourselves--especially those that might unravel us.

Event date: 
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 SOUTH 1500 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84108
Habilis By Alyssa Quinn Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781950539475
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dzanc Books - September 13th, 2022