Stacey Abrams to release novel about the Supreme Court in May
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) will release a thriller novel about the Supreme Court next year, publisher Doubleday announced Wednesday.
The book, “While Justice Sleeps,” is set for release May 25, The Associated Press reported. The protagonist, a clerk for a Supreme Court justice, uncovers evidence of a possible conspiracy involving Washington’s “highest power corridors.”
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“A decade ago, I wrote the first draft of a novel that explored an intriguing aspect of American democracy — the lifetime appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court,” Abrams said in a statement. “As an avid consumer of legal suspense novels and political thrillers, I am excited to add my voice into the mix.”
Abrams has written two nonfiction books, 2018’s “Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change” and this year’s “Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America.” She also wrote several romantic thrillers under the pseudonym Selena Montgomery. “While Justice Sleeps” is her first novel under her own name.
“Drawing on her astute inside knowledge of the court and political landscape, Stacey Abrams shows herself to be not only a force for good in politics and voter fairness but also a major new talent in suspense fiction,” Penguin Random House said in its summary of the book.
The announcement comes amid renewed attention on the nation’s highest court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to replace her. Wednesday was the second day of Barrett’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.