By our very own Bookseller Monica! Set along Route 40 in the American Southwest, this debut novella loosely retells the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through a queer women's lens. Ava and Quinn find themselves at odds with the strange specters that haunt the desert and one very important abandoned roadside motel during a roadtrip-gone-wrong, and must fight across the dangerous landscape to find one another again.
After a journey that brings new knowledge and resurfaces old memories, Quinn and Ava discover that they might be missing a few sentences from their collective narrative — a fact which threatens to bring about the downfall of them both.
Explore the classic tale of Orpheus and Eurydice as reimagined through a queer lens in a desert gothic landscape from poet and writer Monica Robinson, as she weaves a world of desert haze, fever dreams, and literary impossibility.
By Monica Robinson. Paperback. 100 pages. Independently published, 2023.