tRaum and Night Beats Present!

Coming soon…Zilla Novikov’s satirical novella about publishing and activism, Query.

Query Cover hidden so you can see only a small part

We are delighted and terrified to announce the impending publication of Query as a joint tRaum Books/Night Beats co-production!

City planner by day, novelist by night, Zilla Novikov is coping with her climate anxiety by working as a cog in the wheel of local government and querying literary agents with her postmodern ecofiction novel. But becoming the latest literary sensation isn’t easy.

Zilla’s query letters to literary agencies quickly devolve into a darkly funny exploration of her own psyche. As her frustrations mount, her novel blurbs and biographies grow increasingly unhinged. She finds unexpected solace in her newfound relationships with a community of fellow activists.

When Zilla discovers that becoming a bestseller means navigating a neoliberal hellscape, she is forced into questioning how much meaning that kind of success holds.

Interested in reading and reviewing a free e-book of Query? We’re looking for advance copy readers to publicly review! Sign up at here.

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