Vanessa Veselka
Vanessa Veselka

Vanessa Veselka is the author of the novel The Great Offshore Grounds, which won the Oregon Book Awards' Ken Kesey Award for Fiction  and was longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award and the novel Zazen, which won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House and ZYZZYVA, and her nonfiction in GQThe AtlanticSmithsonianThe Atavist, and was included in Best American Essays and the anthology Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism. She has been, at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex worker, a union organizer, an independent record label owner, a train hopper, a waitress, and a mother. She lives in Portland, OR.

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Author: Vanessa Veselka | Narrator: Xe Sands
Release Date: October 19, 2021
From the author of the National Book Award longlisted epic The Great Offshore Grounds, here is the debut novel that launched her career—a story of activism, police violence, and white guilt in a not so distant dystopian America. “An ambit...
ISBN: 9780593458419
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Author: Vanessa Veselka | Narrator: Xe Sands
Release Date: August 25, 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDWINNER OF THE OREGON BOOK AWARDS' KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTIONA wildly original, cross-country novel that subverts a long tradition of family narratives and casts new light on the mythologies—national, indiv...