What if your sense of duty required you to betray someone you love? American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson’s debut novel, asks this question. A genre-bending mix of Cold War spy thrills and literary fiction, the book follows a black female special agent, Marie Mitchell, and her involvement with Thomas Sankara, the real-life Marxist revolutionary leader of Burkina Faso. The author will discuss the themes of love, loyalty and patriotism that the novel explores and will wrap up the presentation by reading an excerpt from the book and taking questions. Meet Lauren Wilkinson at Books in Bloom, May 19!