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Nino Cipri Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Shape of My Name (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finna (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inventera (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Noctambulists (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Homesick (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The writer identifies as genderqueer and queer. They reside in the city of Chicago.

The author attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 2014, from which they successfully graduated. Nino was able to attend the workshop thanks to the assistance of a grant provided by the Illinois Arts Council for Professional Development.

They have seen their writing be published in a variety of places, from Betwixt to Fireside Fiction, Tor.com, Daily Science Fiction, Gozamos, Autostraddle, and In The Fray.

Cipri not only writes stories but has composed radio features, screenplays, and plays. They have also held a variety of positions that were not related to writing but were in entertainment. They have been a theater tech working backstage, a puppeteer, an actor, and a dancer. Cipri has also been a mail clerk, bike mechanic, farm hand, a barista, a dishwasher, a gas station attendant, and a book seller.

One of the first times that Cipri came into print was with the publication of his time traveling short story, titled The Shape of My Name. The story came out in 2015. He has also written the full novel Finna, which came out in 2020.

The Shape of My Name is the story of a young man (or woman, depending on what part of the story you may be in) that learns that his family has the ability to time travel.

Their parents thought that they would be a still born when they came into this world, but their father quickly tells their mother that the baby is alive. The main character goes through a variety of experiences while they are young but eventually is introduced to the fact that their family has a time machine. The use of it has been passed along through the generations.

This is a captivating story that will have you engaged with the various years that the main character recalls. Check it out for yourself and see what you think in a sentimental and sensuous story that will have you reading until the very end!

Finna is a novel from Nino Cipri. Check out this touching tale that people like Annalee Newitz are praising as a magical adventure that also manages to be anti-capitalist.

This tale takes together all the strange and scary things that the multiverse may have to provide and combines them with the tedious realistic nature of how awful everyday low wage work can be. It also goes into queer emotions and relationships as well as themes of love, labor, accountability, and capitalism. This results in a story that has a great humorous sense and an endearing understanding of all that is strange.

Things first start to get a little weird when an older customer is shopping at a large Swedish furniture store. This may sound similar to the real life store IKEA, but in the story, it is not that store! They are in for the surprise of their life when they accidentally find a portal and slip through it, ending up in another dimension entirely.

Now it is the duty of two employees that work there for the minimum wage to do what they can to try and return her to this dimension. They are tasked with tracking this woman all the way across a multiverse so that they can do what they are able to in order to keep the bottom line of the company firmly protected.

This is a big task for anyone, but when you add on top of it that these employees were going out and broke their relationship just a week prior, you start to sympathize for what they are going through.

Jules and Ava want to do all that they can in order to track down this missing elderly woman and restore her to the proper place that she should be. But to do so, they are going to have to take on a lot of things. This includes furniture that appears to have a carnivorous nature, furniture spokespeople that are in groups and are identical, and managing the resentment that they both have for each other.

Of course it is possible that they could turn things around from their horrible break up and become friends again, but is it really likely? All things could happen in a place of many dimensions that stretches onto infinity. Read this book to find out!

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