Jennifer Finney Boylan - Long Black Veil
Boylan’s literary thriller blends psychological suspense with elements of the gothic, unfolding a narrative that tests the strengths of identity and friendship. The story begins in 1980, when a group of college students breaks into what’s left of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary. By the time the trespassers realize they’re trapped, and that they are not alone, it’s too late to avert a tragedy that will haunt them all. Boylan, the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence at Barnard College and national co-chair of the board of GLAAD, is the author of many books, including She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders. In this return to fiction she explores notions of self-reinvention and asks if we are forever the person we once were, or if an experience can go so deep that we emerge from it as someone else.