The Survivors Club - Nubia Wilson Summary
Eva wakes up and finds herself in a 1920s lounge with four strangers. One by one, each is mysteriously pulled back in time by an invisible force to keep an unknown boy named Quentin alive. Without a sense of time and no way out, the group becomes entangled in a life or death situation. Tension increases while they piece together a puzzle that reveals more than just a complicated boyhood. Ultimately, each stranger has a secret that creates more unity than they could have imagined. Through the sale of this novella, the author is giving 20% of the total sale of each book to charity. To learn more, go to www.thesurvivorsclub.us. Praise for The Survivors Club "I connected with Nubia after reading her novella...I felt so much compassion for Quentin and the other main characters who, as they got older, realized the crimes being done to them." - Shari Botwin, LCSW "We tend to shy away from tough topics and hard conversations in the name of not making waves. We don't want to rock the boat. Sometimes our survival relies on shaking things up. Nubia has done just that. This novella is rocking the boat and waking us up. We are waking up to the secrets whose destructive reach is much further than we know. Nubia shares a story that has the potential to mend a million open wounds; a thoughtful depiction of a survivor's will to heal." - Sheri-Ann Best, LCSW-R, owner of Broadhollow Psychotherapy "Until healed, trauma lives within us. It stops time, locking us in painful memories, bound to repeat complicated scenarios in order to understand, to "master" the traumatic moment. Much like our unconscious, within Nubia's novella, we find the complexity of trauma, the shards of painful emotions, informing the way we understand and see the world. All the members of the Survivors Club share a shameful, painful secret, one that is often silenced within our society. Beautifully written, the power of the story is found in the eloquence of the writer who allows her characters to be more than victims, to be complex, alive and ultimately to tell their stories." - Silvia M. Dutchevici, MA, LCSW, President & Founder, Critical Therapy Center About Nubia DuVall WilsonNubia DuVall Wilson is an author, poet and journalist. The Survivors Club is her first novella (extended short story). In 2013 she published a book of vignettes about living in NYC called Encounters with Strangers. Nubia graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a degree in English and a minor in Religion.