I savored the complex and surprising inter-relationships
of these families, each unusual (but believable),
as the characters, risking the dangers of change
and the necessity of testing experiences, move
out ot their native elements to find ultimately
satisfying resolutions where doors are open into the
new and unfamiliar. (Phyllis Hoge Thompson, poet and author of The Painted Clock: Memoirs of a New Mexico Ghost Town Bride.)
Joanne Bodin's tale of a woman reinventing
herself and taking charge of her life, is a balm for the soul.
(Sean Murphy, author of The Hope Valley Hubcap King
and The Time of New Weather.) www.murphyzen.com
Synopsis: A Quirk of Fate, A Journey Begins
Talia, an eccentric artist, lives in the quaint town
of Corrales, New Mexico with her partner Renie.
For the past twenty years on December 15th, Talia has
lit a candle to mark the day she had to leave California
to start a new life, leaving behind her five year old
daughter, Sophie. But, through a quirk of fate,
Talia is catapulted into an unfolding saga that compels
her to revisit her unconventional past, revealing truths
that change the lives of everyone involved.
This provocative, emotionally charged novel delves
into the inner worlds of people grappling with
painful paradoxes of life, and like the walking fish,
they must find ways to adapt in order to survive.