Anara Guard, Author
Like a Complete Unknown
A compelling and evocative portrait that speaks to our own complex social times.
“In this stunning debut novel, Anara Guard weaves together the fragments of a runaway girl’s life against the backdrop of 1970s Chicago. Her voice is lyrical and self-aware, allowing the reader to fully immerse their self in Katya’s angst and yearnings with a gentle grace that can only come from sympathetic knowing…her deep understanding of story and character show mastery of the bildungsroman and novel writing…lulling the reader into her character’s painful, beautiful world.”
“A beautifully written debut novel with rich, complex characters bound by their tumultuous personal histories and the volatile political landscape of the late 1960’s. Against the grit and beauty of counterculture Chicago, we are allowed to love these flawed, isolated people, and to feel joy as they create renewed lives.”
— Meredith Hall, author of Beneficence
March 12, 2022
Authors on the Move
Anara and Like A Complete Unknown will be among the authors and books showcased at this annual fundraiser for the Sacramento Literacy Foundation.
March 19, 2022
Capital Books: Book Launch
I’ll be discussing Like a Complete Unknown and signing books. An invitation-only reception for the book’s launch will take place following the signing.