Today we’re excited to reveal the cover for High Spirits by Camille Gomera-Tavarez! The cover was illustrated by Sophie Bass and designed by Camille Gomera-Tavarez. The book will be released on April 5, 2022 by Levine Querido. Preorder the book here.
High Spirits is a collection of eleven interconnected short stories from the Dominican diaspora, from debut author Camille Gomera-Tavarez.
It is a book centered on an extended family – the Beléns – across multiple generations.
It is set in the fictional small town of Hidalpa – and Santo Domingo and Paterson and San Juan and Washington Heights, too. Told in a style both utterly real and distinctly magical, the stories explore machismo, mental health, family, and identity.
But most importantly, High Spirits represents the first book from Camille Gomera-Tavarez, who takes her place as one of the most extraordinary new voices to emerge in years.
Camille Gomera-Tavarez is a Dominican-American graphic designer, illustrator, writer, and authoress from Clifton, NJ. She graduated with a BFA in Design with a minor Creative Writing from the Maryland Institute College of Art. High Spirits is her debut anthology.