"It's clear to me that Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is going to be an important new voice of her generation."—Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply and Stay Awake
A postcard arrives straight out of her past, forcing Carrie to confront her commune upbringing alongside Amelia, the almost-sister she worshipped and lost. Desperate to keep her daughter close as her marriage disintegrates, Carrie must come to understand how the choices made by a well-meaning but misguided community have defined her life since, and threaten to forever.
Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is the author of the novel Spark. Her short work has appeared in the Literary Review, PANK, and FiveChapters, among others. She is an assistant editor at Barrelhouse and teaches at the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and the Juilliard School. She lives in Manhattan, New York, with her husband.