Book Cover Image of Post-Traumatic by Chantal V. Johnson

by Chantal V. Johnson

Publication Date: Apr 05, 2022
List Price: $28.00
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780316264235
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre

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Harpers’S Bazzar, Best Books of the Year
MS. Magazine, Best Books of April
Oprah Daily, Best Books of Spring

“brilliant and unforgettable” —Deesha Philyaw

To the outside observer, Vivian is a success story—a dedicated lawyer who advocates for mentally ill patients at a New York City psychiatric hospital. Privately, Vivian contends with the memories and aftereffects of her bad childhood—compounded by the everyday stresses of being a Black Latinx woman in America. She lives in a constant state of hypervigilant awareness that makes even a simple subway ride into a heart-pounding drama.

For years, Vivian has self-medicated with a mix of dating, dieting, dark humor and smoking weed with her BFF, Jane. But after a family reunion prompts Vivian to take a bold step, she finds herself alone in new and terrifying ways, without even Jane to confide in, and she starts to unravel. Will she find a way to repair what matters most to her?

A debut from a stunning talent, Post-traumatic is a new kind of survivor narrative, featuring a complex heroine who is blazingly, indelibly alive. With razor-sharp prose and mordant wit, Chantal V. Johnson performs an extraordinary feat, delivering a psychologically astute story about the aftermath of trauma that somehow manages to brim with warmth, laughter, and hope.