The Blue of Her Body
Wiiner of the 3rd Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction
Suffering from depression, a young woman leaves her lover, Kate, and flees the city where they lived, taking a job at an aviary. There, she learns how to handle birds of prey--hawk, kestrel, owl, eagle. Living alone, she dissects the path of her illness and her history with antidepressants. Beauty, wilderness, and danger are intertwined for a woman whose desire is nonetheless identifiably human: "All my life I have wanted my hands on a living thing." Artfully building powerful and poetic scene upon scene, The Blue of Her Body creates a memorable portrait of the human heart and its untamable nature, and the wonders of the activity of the human imagination we call love.
ISBN 0-9788811-0-9 ISBN-13 978-0-9788811-0-8
Print run: 2,000 Price: $16.00
Official release: APRIL 15, 2007
Contact: Ted Pelton, Starcherone Books, PO Box 303, Buffalo, NY 14201. email@example.com