In the Woods
By Rivers Solomon
Rivers Solomon’s 2021 Sorrowland is a standalone contemporary SF novel.
Vern finally escapes the Blessed Acres of Cain, the African-American separatist community in which she was raised. She leaves behind her mother and Reverend Sherman, the husband she did not want. She takes with her her two unborn children.
The woods into which she flees are a refuge … but a forbidding one.