Win a Copy of Costalegre!

Photo by Olivia Gündüz-Willemin.

Photo by Olivia Gündüz-Willemin.

The surrealists think that passion is important, that nightmares are important. But they don’t value simplicity, which is how I think of love. This patient, tense, and quiet thing that is leaving someone alone.
— Courtney Maum, Costalegre

At The Attic on Eighth, we live for comforting, escapist reads. If you’re up to date on our posts this season you’ll notice a lot of our summer has been about traveling through literature or memory, leaving without moving an inch. Set in a different place or time, a good summer read has to fully immerse us in its story, and make us love its characters so that, much like a good holiday, we never want to leave. 

Out today, Courtney Maum’s latest novel Costalegre delivers our summery, escapist dreams perfectly. Set at a fictional Mexican artist’s retreat in 1937, Costalegre follows Lara, a young girl on the precipice of life, grappling with a world on the precipice of war. Inspired by the art collector Peggy Guggenheim and her own daughter Pegeen, Maum’s novel follows Lara’s relationship with her mother and the group of artists they live with in this rich, secluded place. (You can read more about in Raquel’s review here.)

Earlier this summer, the lovely team at Tin House shared a copy with us, and we are excited to partner with them today in celebration of its publication with a chance to win your very own copy! 

Here's how you can enter to win:

  1. Head over to our Instagram, make sure you're following us and Tin House.

  2. Like our post detailing this giveaway. 

  3. Tag a friend in the comments, and tell us your favorite summer read.

That’s it! We’ll be choosing three winners total one week from today. Good luck!!

*This giveaway is in no way sponsored or affiliated with Instagram. Contest open July 16-23, 2019 to all readers within the continental US only.