Milwaukee – I can’t wait to read and discuss my book with you in my hometown! Here’s what my favorite independent bookstore has to say:
“Boswell is proud to welcome local activist and author, Ellen Bravo, presenting her first novel, Again and Again, her debut novel in which “[c]ore concepts of commonsense and feminism come to vibrant and subtle life” according to Gloria Steinem. In Again and Again, when the man who raped her roommate in college becomes a Senate candidate, women’s rights leader Deborah Borenstein must make a choice—one that could determine control of the Senate, the course of a friendship, and the fate of a marriage.
If sexual shenanigans disqualified candidates for Congress, the U.S. would have no government.
But what if the candidate was a pro-choice Republican supported by feminist groups—and a college rapist whose secret could be exposed by a leading women’s rights advocate? Again and Again tells the story of Deborah Borenstein—as an established women’s rights leader in 2010 Washington, DC, and as a college student, thirty years earlier, whose roommate is raped by a fellow student. The perpetrator is now a Senate candidate who has the backing of major feminist groups…which puts Deborah in a difficult position. Torn between her past and present, as the race goes on, Deborah finds herself tested as a wife, a mother, a feminist, and a friend.
“Ellen Bravo’s debut novel is like she is—brave, poignant, tough, assured. The story tugs you in, and doesn’t let go. If you’re banished to a desert island this coming season, take some good sunscreen, and this novel.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
“Core concepts of commonsense and feminism come to vibrant and subtle life in Again and Again.” —Gloria Steinem