The Countdown to Publication

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Well, folks. I started writing The Likely World in 2013. My daughter Coco was five. I was a single mom. Now, seven years later, I have acquired a husband,two step-daughters, 2 dogs, innumerable fish, and the book is at about to meet the world. I’ve newly updated my website, and will be blogging regularly in the weeks to come, letting you know about the run-up, the events, both virtual and (fingers crossed) live. For now, let me share with you the praise the book has received. I am moved and humbled by the response so far, and eager for the book to find its readers at last.


“Move over, Margaret Atwood. This book flips the woman script.”
Lidia Yuknavitch, author of Verge

“Conroy-Goldman’s gritty street postmodernism will rewire your brain in ways that recall David Foster Wallace or Philip K. Dick. But it’s the depth of feeling here, about love, about motherhood, reminiscent of Rachel Kushner or Claire Vaye Watkins, that will break your heart.”
–Peter Ho Davies

“The Likely World is bizarre and beautiful, equal parts brainy lit and gut-bucket pulp. Its heroine is unlike any female character I’ve ever encountered and I love her.”
—Mary Gaitskill

“I don’t know if you’ll ever read a literary novel like The Likely World this or any other year. It’s groovy, badass smart, and totally trippy, but also full of heartache and longing and the woundings of love. This novel absolutely sparkles with brightness and life.”
Chang-rae Lee, author of Native Speaker, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction

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