"Tight-paced and surreal, Ink paints a dystopian vision in which the American dream morphs into an immigration nightmare. Weaving the fantastical with the everyday, Vourvoulias tells a story as unsettling as it is timely. A resonant, indelible novel."
– Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland
"A clear-eyed, prescient depiction of a possible future that seems all too real today. Vourvoulias writes with complexity and compassion as her characters struggle with injustice, and as they carve out small triumphs amid tragedy and pain. A deeply grounded sense of magic permeates this story, as well as the gift and burden of memory for what has been left behind and might still be rescued or acknowledged."
– Kate Elliott, World Fantasy Award and Nebula finalist author of Crown of Stars and Court of Fives
"We've never needed Sabrina Vourvoulias more than we do right now. With Ink, her journalist instincts and storytelling chops bring to life a terrifying tale of a dystopia that just happens to be our reality. If we're going to survive this present political moment, we need books like this."
– Sam J. Miller, Andre Norton award-winning author of The Art of Starving and Blackfish City
"A page-turner in the best sense, this is a heart-thumping, unflinching look at lives, loves and escapades in an America where fear of the Other has blown away any pretense of democratic ideals. But where there's terror and betrayal, there is also love, and courage, and humor. This is a book for our times."
– Vandana Singh, physicist and author of Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories
Ink was initially published in 2012, when it must have already seemed on the knife's edge of a possible future. Releasing a second edition this year, as increasingly anti-immigrant policies seem to spring up weekly across the world, makes the world of "inks" not so much a speculative future as a chilling reflection of the present.
– NPR Books
"Like Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, to which this novel has been compared, Vourvoulias's text makes chillingly clear how close beneath the surface of a liberal civil order lies a more oppressive regime ... yet it also gives us reasons for hope that people might rise above their defensive reaction to difference, refuse such separations, and seek common human community."
– Los Angeles Review of Books