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📕 Author Event: ‘Sordidez’ by E.G. Condé

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo of the author E.G. Condé wearing a blue collared shirt, next to the cover of his book 'Sordidez.' The book cover has a painting of a young woman with an ambiguous expression looking over her shoulder.

On Saturday, September 9th at 7 p.m. we’re hosting a reading and Q&A with E.G. Condé, author of the novel Sordidez. Hope to see you there!

E.G. Condé is an anthropologist of technology and an emerging speculative fiction writer of the Puerto Rican diaspora. His short fiction appears in If There’s Anyone Left, Reckoning, EASST Review, Tree and Stone, Sword & Sorcery, and Solarpunk Magazine. Stay connected to his writing at his website or follow him on social media via @CloudAnthro.

About Sordidez:

Vero has always felt at odds with his community. As a trans man in near-future Puerto Rico, he struggles to gain acceptance for his identity and his vision of an inclusive society. After a hurricane decimates the island and Puerto Rico is abandoned by the United States, Vero leaves his home to petition the centralized government for aid and seek the truth about new colonists arriving on the island. But in the Yucatan, Vero finds a landscape ravaged by an ecological disaster of humanity’s own making-the Hydrophage, a climate technology warped into a weapon of war and released onto the land by the dictator Caudillo. Amidst the destruction, Vero finds both desperation and hope for regrowth as he documents the lives of the survivors. Details about the colonists’ intentions emerge when Vero meets the Loba Roja, an anti-Caudillo revolutionary who imagines the renewed power of the Maya. Intrigued by her vision of the future and her unapologetic violence, Vero is faced with life-changing questions: can an Indigenous resurgence protect his beloved island? And what must he sacrifice to support it?

Interview with E.G. Condé

Sordidez reviewed in Publishers Weekly


Photo credit: Jon Sachs


September 9
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Iffy Books
319 N. 11th St. #2I
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Iffy Books