From the widely praised author of Paris Was the Place a shattering new novel that bravely delves into the darkest corners of addiction, marriage, and motherhood.When Elsey s husband, Lukas, hands her a brochure for a weeklong mountain retreat, she knows he is really giving her an ultimatum Go, or we re done Once a successful painter, Elsey set down roots in China after falling passionately for Lukas, the tall, Danish MC at a warehouse rave in downtown Beijing Now, with two young daughters and unable to find a balance between her identities as painter, mother, and, especially, wife, Elsey fills her days worrying, drinking, and descending into desperate unhappiness So, brochure in hand, she agrees to go and confront the ghosts of her past There, she meets a group of men and women who will forever alter the way she understands herself from Tasmin, another much richer expat, to Hunter, a young man whose courage endangers them all, and, most important, Mei wife of one of China s most famous artists and a renowned painter herself with whom Elsey quickly forges a fierce friendship and whose candidness about her pain helps Elsey understand her own But Elsey must risk tearing herself and Lukas further apart when she decides she must return to her childhood home the center of her deepest pain before she can find her way back to him Written in a voice at once wry, sensual, blunt, and hypnotic, Elsey Come Home is a modern odyssey and a quietly dynamic portrait of contemporary womanhood. Download Elsey Come Home by Susan Conley – heartforum.co.uk
Susan Conley is the author of Elsey Come Home Knopf, January 2019 , a Library Journal Pre Pub Alert pick for JanuaryKirkus writes that the novel illustrates the power of storytelling as a process for healing What entices and endures here is the voice dreamy, meditative, hypnotic, and very real Susan is also the author of Paris Was the Place Knopf, August 2013 , anFall Big Books Pick for fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an Elle Magazine Readers Prize Pick, and a People magazine Top Pick Susan s memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune Knopf 2011 , was excerpted in the New York Times Magazine and the Daily Beast It was an Oprah Magazine Top Ten Pick of the Month, a Slate Magazine Book of the Week and a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Award It won the Maine Literary Award for Memoir Other work of hers has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, The Huffington Post, Ploughshares, The Harvard Review and elsewhere Susan Conley has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Breadloaf Writers Conference, and the Massachusetts Arts Council A former faculty member at Emerson College, she has also taught at Colby College and Simmons College She currently teaches at the University of Southern Maine s Stonecoast MFA Program, and is the co founder of The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing lab in Portland, Maine, where she leads a variety of workshops.
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