“Ellen Bravo’s Again and Again is a riveting page-turner that tackles some of the most important issues of our day — campus sexual violence, male privilege, and beltway politics. She takes on these issues with a deeply sympathetic eye for both the short-term and long-term harmful effects of rape on survivors as well as those who are its secondary victims, friends, family members, and romantic partners. That she does so with such sensitivity and insight is already a huge feat, but that she provides us with models of accountability and social justice is what makes this novel both a pleasurable, indispensable, and timely read for us all.”
— Salamishah Tillet, Co-Founder of A Long Walk Home
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Each of us, women included, has a right to make decisions about our own body; we only gain power and community when we act together; there’s no such thing as an innocent bystander — all these core concepts of common sense and feminism come to vibrant and subtle life in Again and Again. This new novel by Ellen Bravo will be your friend — and the perfect gift for any book club, college student, or moment when you need growth, support and the pleasure of an important story well told.
— Gloria Steinem, author and activist
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, The Deep End of the Ocean
Again and Again, Ellen Bravo delivers the nearly impossible: a fast, funny romp about friendship, activism, what happens when the personal and political collide, and the difficult choices made by rape survivors regarding when and if to come forward. With humor, pathos, and a keen eye for political and human detail, Bravo takes a graceful and rewarding leap from non-fiction to a rollicking, pitch perfect debut novel. Bravo!
— Mary Lowry, author, Wildfire
A political thriller with heart, Again and Again forces us to confront uncomfortable questions about personal and institutional culpability in sexual violence. Ellen Bravo presses fast-forward on today’s conversations about campus sexual violence to confront what it means — for victims and for our country — for young rapists to grow into powerful men. The novel offers insight not only into hotly debated political issues but to universal questions of memory, trauma, and sacrifice.
— Alexandra Brodsky, Co-Founder, Know Your IX
Again and Again, an unusual, honest exploration of college rape comes at a time when this crucial subject is finally coming to light. Gifted writer Ellen Bravo tells an important and difficult story with courage, with humor, and with heart.
— Esther Cohen, author, Book Doctor
Ellen Bravo has written an insightful, motivating, and, dare I say it, entertaining novel about one of our most pressing social problems. Highly recommend.
–Rinku Sen, publisher, Colorlines