Програма академiчних обмiнiв iменi Фулбрайта в Українi

29 травня 2018

Presentation of the Book “POISON GIRLS”

Presentation of the Book “POISON GIRLS”

The Fulbright Program in Ukraine is pleased to invite you to a presentation of the book "POISON GIRLS" by U.S. Fulbright Scholar 2016-2017 Cheryl L. Reed, to be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m., at the Fulbright Office (20 Esplanadna Street, Suite 904, M "Palats Sportu", Kyiv). The author will be present and copies of the book will be available.

About the book: In a world where the tragic consequences of opioid addiction fill the headlines daily, Cheryl Reed's debut novel POISON GIRLS is a thriller in which privilege and politics collide when poisonous heroin starts targeting teenage girls from powerhouse families in Chicago.

POISON GIRLS is set during a presidential election when more than 250 people have died after taking fentanyl-laced heroin - known on the streets as Poison. The deaths go unnoticed until politically connected girls start dying of suspicious overdoses. When she starts investigating, crime reporter Natalie Delaney finds that her obsession for the case may cost her everything.

Ideal for readers who love timely, realistic thrillers and delight in discovering new fiction authors whose prose keeps them turning pages long into the night, POISON GIRLS is an enthralling story that will be discussed for months and years to come.

About the author:

Cheryl L. Reed is a veteran journalist. She is the author of Unveiled: The Hidden Lives of Nuns, which chronicles her four years living off and on with nuns across the country. A former editor and reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers, Cheryl has won many awards for her investigative reporting, including Harvard's Goldsmith Prize. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from Northwestern University and recently was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching investigative reporting in Ukraine where freedom of the press is still in its infancy. She is currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communication. Cheryl's reportage of deadly drug use among girls is the inspiration for this novel. Poison Girls is her fiction debut.

The presentation will be conducted in English. Registration for the event

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