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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian + Giveaway (US/Can)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian + Giveaway (US/Can)

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for WELCOME TO THE SLIPSTREAM by Natalka Burian, releasing June 18, 2017 from Merit Press/Simon & Schuster. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Natalka:

Hello all,

I'm Natalka Burian and I wrote a book about a girl named Van (as in Van Morrison. As in her dad was a big fan and Astral Weeks was his favorite album.) I knew "slipstream" - one of the lyrics in the song "Astral Weeks" - had to be part of the title. I loved the association the word Slipstream had with travel and movement, too. 

Beyond that, I knew nothing else about titles or covers. Welcome to the Slipstream as a title came about after lots of tinkering, and frankly, I totally exhausted all of my cover-related creativity just putting that together. So, I'm deeply indebted to the talented Sylvia McArdle who, out of thin air, produced a cover more beautiful and perfect for this story than I could have dreamed. I literally gasped when I first saw it. So, thank you, Sylvia. And thank you, YABC readers, for taking a look into Van's world.

~ Natalka Burian (WELCOME TO THE SLIPSTREAM)

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WELCOME TO THE SLIPSTREAM

by Natalka Burian
Release date: June 18, 2017
Publisher: Merit Press/Simon & Schuster
 ISBN: 9781507200759
 
About the Book

Seventeen-year-old Van moves to Las Vegas when her nomadic mother gets a consulting job at the Silver Saddle casino. Their residences tend to change as soon as either her mom finishes a job, or as soon as her erratic behavior gets them booted out, but in the meantime Van enjoys the comfort of room-service dining and the company of Alex, a college student assigned to look after her while on an internship at the casino. Just as she joins an all-girl rock band, falls for Alex, and starts at last to make friends and a home in Vegas, her mom is lured into a new agey, crystal-worshiping cult. On the night Van is to play her first gig with the band at Alex’s birthday party, a dramatic showdown in the Silver Saddle’s lobby sends Van chasing her mom to Sedona, racing to find her before a life-risking vision quest in the desert. Along the way, Van uncovers a family secret, and learns that home exists more in the people you love than in the places you stay.

With the misguided parental figures and escapades of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Bryan Bliss’s No Parking at the End Times, WELCOME TO THE SLIPSTREAM explores family, friendship, and mental health against a bright, bizarre Vegas setting in this page-turning read.

 
 
About the Author

Natalka Burian received and MA from Columbia University where she studied Eastern European literature. She is the co-owner of two bars in Brooklyn, Elsa and Ramona, and the co-founder of The Freya Project, a monthly feminist fundraising series. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

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Comments 8

John on Friday, 27 January 2017 17:47

I'm very intrigued by the cover, and the synopsis just adds more flame to the fire!

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I'm very intrigued by the cover, and the synopsis just adds more flame to the fire!
Caity Dooley on Saturday, 28 January 2017 03:07

I love the cover and was wondering if it was done by the same perfect who designed the cover for that book swimming is the easy part or something. The synopsis is really appealing to me

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I love the cover and was wondering if it was done by the same perfect who designed the cover for that book swimming is the easy part or something. The synopsis is really appealing to me
Donia Eskander on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:55

The cover is very pretty and fits the title!

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The cover is very pretty and fits the title!
Danielle on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 11:12

The cover is busy in a good way - it draws you eyes to the entire cover. The synopsis sounds like a PERFECT summer read. Fun and engaging with some romance too.

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The cover is busy in a good way - it draws you eyes to the entire cover. The synopsis sounds like a PERFECT summer read. Fun and engaging with some romance too.
stephanie bondlow on Saturday, 04 February 2017 19:40

I have also lived a nomadic life so I would love to read this story, and her mother sounds like some of my relatives! I love the cover, it is amazing!

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I have also lived a nomadic life so I would love to read this story, and her mother sounds like some of my relatives! I love the cover, it is amazing!
Susan T. on Friday, 10 February 2017 18:04

Beautiful cover! I love that this is set in Vegas because it's such a crazy city!

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Beautiful cover! I love that this is set in Vegas because it's such a crazy city!
Dianna G. on Friday, 17 February 2017 23:59

I love the cover. It's so artistic and beautiful. The synopsis makes me feel for Van, it sounds like she had to grow up really fast.

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I love the cover. It's so artistic and beautiful. The synopsis makes me feel for Van, it sounds like she had to grow up really fast.
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 19 February 2017 19:48

The cover is refreshingly artistic--very nice and fits the synopsis. I love the promised mystery, action, tension in the blurb.

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The cover is refreshingly artistic--very nice and fits the synopsis. I love the promised mystery, action, tension in the blurb.

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