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Dancer in the Bullpen by Chana Shinegba

COMING SOON: November 2023


Young, beautiful, and timid: Nina Abadie comes from an elite family of intellectual over-achievers. Still, all Nina wants when she grows up is to be loved by the perfect man, like in the fairytales she readsโ€”or so she thinks. Hiding in her fantasy world calms the chaos that often charges through Ninaโ€™s suburban home and city life, yet when threatened or afraid, fantasy becomes reality, punishing those who dare to be the source of her torment.

A captivating blend of autobiographical fiction and magical realism, Dancer in the Bullpen charts the life of a Black woman growing up in the D.C. suburbs, the expectations that bind her, and the love that will set her free.