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Author Gabby Rivera on her acclaimed debut novel, 'Juliet Takes a Breath'

Rivera’s novel was called “f*cking outstanding” by Roxane Gay and will be published in hardcover for the first time in Fall 2019.

SEATTLE — Author Gabby Rivera talks about her debut novel, Juliet Takes a Breath, which will be published in hardcover for the first time in fall 2019.  Rivera is also the author of AMERICA, Marvel's first queer Latina superhero, America Chavez.

About Juliet Takes a Breath 

"Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing. She’s interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff.

Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer?

Is that even possible?

Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle?

With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself."

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