Bradley Publishing, 2021
Agent: Elise Capron
An entrancing generational coming-of-age novel about a young woman, Dixie, who moves to 1960s-era New York City from small-town Idaho, trying to escape a devastating, deeply buried trauma. As she navigates Manhattan and her horizons expand—in this landscape so different from her own—the reverberations of her well-buried secret keep drawing her to catastrophe, like a moth to flame, or a siren calling sailors to their doom. Dixie builds a life for herself in NYC, but her buried secret catches up with her, and the cost may, ultimately be too much. This is a haunting, deeply affecting exploration of family, legacy, and the echoes of a soul trying to make meaning from pain.