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Press for Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Praise for Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

“A story that’s so weird, it has to be true. . . . keeps our attention in a chokehold.”
—The New York Times

“[Ariel Delgado] Dixon’s chilling and evocative debut features two sisters whose traumatic history bonds them and shapes their adulthood.”
—Ms. Magazine

“A badass queer thriller.”
—Autostraddle

“Dixon’s skillful pacing, brilliant structure, and creation of menace through exacting description keep the reader gripped. Like a wire being stretched, the mounting tension has to snap and the ensuing whiplash flings around unpredictably.”
—PopMatters

“Consistently and devastatingly intriguing. . . . A coming-of-age rife with destruction.”
—Kirkus Reviews


“Two sisters navigate childhood trauma in Dixon’s chilling, complex debut. . . . The layered story lines and Fawn’s shocking actions pay big dividends. Readers will be eager to see what the author does next.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Eventful, complex, admirably structured, relentless, and spooky.”—Joy Williams, author of Harrow

“What a striking literary arrival! Ariel Delgado Dixon is a prose stylist with a rare talent marked by atmospheric rhythm. This distinct tale of two sisters, crawling with tension, will carve its way into your dreams.”
—Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Woman of Light

“The high, subtle tension in Dixon’s fiction arises from the precision of her language. However wild the situations her characters find themselves in—and they find themselves in some wild ones indeed—her control never falters. She’s a master of cold light and moral ambiguity. A new, uncompromising voice.”
—Camille Bordas, author of How to Behave in a Crowd

“Terrifying and beautiful. . . . An incredible debut. . . . This evocative story of sisterhood, deception, and danger is written in incisive and brilliant prose. I could not put it down.”
—Emily Ruskovich, author of Idaho

“A self-assured debut that explores complicated bonds of sisterhood, Don’t Say WeI Didn’t Warn You strikes the perfect balance of a story that feels both singular and universal. Dixon is a talented writer with a fresh voice that had me hooked from the first page.”

—Sara Novićc, author of True Biz

“Ariel Delgado Dixon is a writer of preternatural ability, and her first novel is a powerful expression of it. Ariel’s Dixon’s work shines a stark light on this new and dangerous strange world in which we find ourselves and does so with such insight, such grace. Dixon is a once-in-a-generation talent.”
—Brady Udall, author of The Lonely Polygamist