I’ve had the pleasure of admiring a great number of wonderfully-designed book covers over the course of my two year career as a book blogger, but I can think of few as beautifully suited to their respective stories as the one I have the immense honour to share with you here today. Sonya Mukherjee’s forthcoming 2016 debut, Gemini, the story of two conjoined sisters who must weigh the importance of their dreams as individuals against the risk inherent in the surgery that has the potential to separate them forever, is a novel that has long intrigued me. You can therefore imagine how delighted and touched I was when Sonya was kind enough to reach out and ask that I help her with her cover reveal. Please read on to learn a little more about Sonya, Gemini, and to enter for a chance to win an advance reader copy of this compelling and thought-provoking novel.
About Sonya Mukherjee
Sonya Mukherjee grew up in California sitting in trees, reading books, and writing stories in her head. She studied English and creative writing at Stanford and San Francisco State University, and went on to work as an editor for a variety of book publishers, magazines, and websites, from The Future of Children to Dirt Rider. Now she lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spends her time sitting in coffee shops, reading books, and writing stories on her laptop. Gemini is her first novel.
Things you can’t do when you’re permanently attached to your twin sister’s back:
• Rock climb
• Be ignored by strangers
• Kiss a boy (Stupid thing that my sister believes. Are you really letting her write this? – Hailey)
Clara and Hailey love each other, and they’re comfortable in their conjoined bodies. It’s the stares and whispers they could do without.
Hailey’s a pink-haired artist who longs to explore the world and question every limitation. Clara’s an aspiring scientist who would rather stay home, avoid strangers, and study the night sky.
Yet Clara has secret, impossible dreams, like seeing Earth from space, and falling in love with a guy who could actually love her back.
Then telescope-loving Max comes to town, and Clara starts to question her definition of “impossible.”
Soon, both Clara and Hailey are forced to ask: Is it possible to pursue their dreams together? Or should they consider the risky, life-threatening surgery to separate them? And what does it really mean for each sister to be herself?