Ivy Pochoda’s Sing Her Down is the Hot Book of the Week at The Poisoned Pen. Patrick Millikin hosted her appearance for the bookstore. Pochoda said Patrick was the first person she talked with when she had the idea for this book. You can order a signed copy through the Webstore. https://bit.ly/3qcXH2f
Here’s the description of Sing Her Down.
“I read everything Ivy Pochoda writes. Her capture of the complexities, diversities, and insanities of today’s life and culture is next to none. I loved Sing Her Down. The world will too.” —Michael Connelly, author of Desert Star
No Country for Old Men meets Killing Eve in this gritty, feminist Western thriller from the award-winning author of These Women.
Florence “Florida” Baum is not the hapless innocent she claims to be when she arrives at the Arizona women’s prison—or so her ex-cellmate, Diosmary Sandoval, keeps insinuating.
Dios knows the truth about Florida’s crimes, understands the truth that Florence hides even from herself: that she wasn’t a victim of circumstance, an unlucky bystander misled by a bad man. Dios knows that darkness lives in women too, despite the world’s refusal to see it. And she is determined to open Florida’s eyes and unleash her true self.
When an unexpected reprieve gives both women their freedom, Dios’s fixation on Florida turns into a dangerous obsession, and a deadly cat-and-mouse chase ensues from Arizona to the desolate streets of Los Angeles.
With blistering, incisive prose, the award-winning author Ivy Pochoda delivers a razor-sharp Western. Gripping and immersive, Sing Her Down is a spellbinding thriller setting two indelible women on a path to certain destruction and an epic, stunning showdown.
Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley, Visitation
Street, and These Women. She won the 2018 Strand Critics Award for Best Novel and the
Prix Page America in France, and has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book
Prize and the Edgar Award, among other awards. For many years, Ivy taught creative
writing at Studio 526 in Los Angeles’s Skid Row. She is currently a professor of creative
writing at the University of California Riverside-Palm Desert low-residency MFA
program. She lives in Los Angeles.
Enjoy Millikin’s conversation with Ivy Pochoda.