New Stephanie Feldman Novel to be Published in October

By John DeRosier | September 7, 2022
Book Cover: Saturnalia by Stephanie Feldman

Stephanie Feldman, adjunct professor of English at Arcadia, published a new book called Saturnalia, a fictional novel that critics describe as “bewitching,” “a thrill for readers,” “wonderfully weird and chaotic and sexy and tinged with magic.” 

The book will be available for purchase on Oct. 11 on or wherever books are sold. 

The novel follows Nina, who walked away from Philadelphia’s elite Saturn Club three years ago. Since then, she’s eked out a living by telling fortunes with her Saturn Club tarot deck. 

The annual Saturnalia festival is a cherished time for most, but for Nina, it’s a cruel reminder of the night that changed everything for her. When she gets a call from Max, one of the Saturn Club’s best-connected members and her last remaining friend, the favor he asks will plunge her back into the club’s wild solstice masquerade on a mysterious errand she can’t say no to. 

“Tense and suspenseful, Saturnalia features strong world building and a fully realized heroine. The down-on-her-luck protagonist navigating a system of secretive clubs will appeal to fans of Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House (2019), while the book may also draw in readers of climate horror such as Omar El Akkad’s American War (2017) or Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. — Booklist

About the Author:

Stephanie Feldman is the author of the novel The Angel of Losses, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, winner of the Crawford Fantasy Award, and finalist for the Mythopoeic Award. She is co-editor of the multi-genre anthology Who Will Speak for America? and her stories and essays have appeared in the Asimov’s Science Fiction, Catapult Magazine, Electric Literature, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Rumpus, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her family.