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From the Caves at 45th Parallel Wines and Two Rivers Bookstore

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

45th Parallel Wines, 8527 N Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97203 + Google Map

45th Parallel Wines, in partnership with Two Rivers Bookstore, is excited to host local author Thea Prieto and her new award-winning book, From the Caves. Drop by 45th Parallel during the week of September 12th with a copy of From the Caves in hand and you will receive 10% off on all in-store purchases, including local and imported wines, beer, and cider, as well as nonalcoholic drinks and food items. If you don’t already own a copy of Thea Prieto’s book, From the Caves will be available for purchase at Two Rivers Bookstore, located three blocks away from 45th Parallel; to purchase From the Caves online, please visit tworiversbooks.com/book/9781636280028. This week-long offer will conclude with an informal author appearance at 45th Parallel. Please join Thea Prieto from 1-3pm on September 18th for community conversations, a brief reading from her new book, and to get your copy of From the Caves autographed.

From the Caves, which won the Red Hen Novella Award, was released by Red Hen Press on August 10th. In Thea Prieto’s post-apocalyptic book, environmental catastrophe has driven four people inside the dark throat of a cave: Sky, a child coming of age; Tie, pregnant and grieving; Mark, a young man poised to assume primacy; and Teller, an elder, holder of stories. As the devastating heat of summer grows, so does the poison in Teller’s injured leg and the danger of Tie’s imminent labor, food and water dwindling while the future becomes increasingly dependent on the words Sky gleans from the dead, stories pieced together from recycled knowledge, fragmented histories, and half-buried creation myths. From the Caves presents the past, present, and future in tandem, reshaping ancient and modern ideas of death and motherhood, grief and hope, endings and beginnings.

From the Caves is a striking, suspenseful novel about calamity, transformation, and the stories we tell to keep ourselves alive. Thea Prieto’s haunting vision resonates evocatively with our own present and future on an imperiled Earth.”
—Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks

“As parched as J. G. Ballard’s The Burning World, From the Caves is about persistence in the face of collapse and disaster, the roles we fall into in relation to one another, and how we rise to meet new roles when necessity demands. An oddly hopeful yet quietly brutal book about living past the end of the world.”
—Brian Evenson, author of The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell

From the Caves shows us our past and our future in the same breath. Guiding us on a compelling exploration of the endurance of artefact, the tradition of storytelling, and the impermanence of the human body, Prieto is a writer to be reckoned with.”
—Lily Brooks-Dalton, author of Good Morning, Midnight

“Prieto describes the unforgiving elements of nature with beautiful prose… this is a gut punch of a dystopian novel.”
Publishers Weekly

“Prieto’s debut volume is shadowed by fire and darkness, but within that veiling there yet exists hope, a certain hope… A highly recommended first book.”
The Kenyon Review


September 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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45th Parallel Wines
8527 N Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203
+ Google Map


Two Rivers Bookstore