Heidi Durrow is a wonderfully gifted writer who can summon a voice, a memorable character with bold, swift strokes... a gem. --Jay Parini, author of Promised Land
When I first envisioned the Bellwether Prize, I imagined all the best qualities of fiction: vivid language, compelling characters, and clear moral vision. Novels just like this one, Heidi Durrow s breathless telling of a tale we ve never heard before. Haunting and lovely, pitch-perfect, this book could not be more timely. --Barbara Kingsolver, author The Poisonwood Bible and founder of the Bellwether Prize
A remarkable novel. It unfolds its secrets with the perfect placement of a mystery - I had trouble putting it down - while its core story about a mother's desperate act recalls the insights of a writer no less than Toni Morrison. Durrow writes fearlessly about race, memory, and family - she is a writer to watch. --Joan Silber, author of Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories (National Book Award Finalist)
About the Author
Heidi W. Durrow s writing has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Literary Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Callaloo, Poem/Memoir/Story, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Essence magazine, and Newsday.