Posted on September 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes the slow pace of traditional publishing pays off for a writer.

Author A.M. Homes's latest novel, The Unfolding, was still being wrapped up when the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol took place.

The book, released yesterday, follows a Republican power broker disillusioned at Barack Obama's presidential victory who decides to organize like-minded people into a mass political disruption.

And, Homes told NPR's Ari Shapiro, all of her friends who knew about the book called her after the January 6 attack to express gratitude that her novel hadn't come out to be depicted as forecasting (or, heaven forbid, inspiring) the events that day.

You can read more about how Homes came to imagine The Unfolding, in her conversation with Shapiro, and you can also read an excerpt from The Unfolding at Literary Hub.

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