Riss M. Neilson
Deep in Providence
For best friends Miliani, Inez, Natalie and Jasmine, Providence, Rhode Island has a magic of its own. From the bodegas and late-night food trucks to The Hill that watches over the city, every part of Providence glows with memories of them practicing spells, mixing up potions and doing sèances with the help of the magic Miliani’s Filipino grandfather taught her.
But when Jasmine is killed by a drunk driver, the world they’ve always known is left haunted by grief…and Jasmine’s lingering spirit. Determined to bring her back, the surviving friends band together, testing the limits of their magic and everything they know about life, death and each other.
And as their plans to resurrect Jasmine grow darker and more demanding than they could have imagined, their separate lives begin to splinter the bonds they have depended on, revealing buried secrets that threaten the people they care about most.
“Deep In Providence” is a story of profound yearning, and what happens when three teens are finally given the power to go after what they want.
Publisher: Holt / Macmillan
Publication Date: May 31, 2022
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Riss M Neilson is a multiracial writer who grew up in a household surrounded by her grandfathers Filipino culture and drew on her own teen experiences dabbling in white magic for fun. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Rhode Island college, she won the English department’s Jean Garrigue Award, which was judged by novelist, Nick White. “Deep In Providence” is her debut novel.
Tags: YA, Fantasy, LGBTQIA+, Magical Realism, BIPOC