Title: The Art of Drowning
Author: Frances Fyfield
Publication Date: October 8, 2013, ebook only
Published by: Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Accountant Rachel Doe leads a drab, sheltered, beige colored life…
Until she meets Ivy, who is everything Rachel isn’t. Ivy is a wild child. She is charismatic and seductive, an ex-junkie with tragedy in her past. Magnetically drawn to one another, Rachel and Ivy begin an intense and passionate friendship. Rachel’s adoration for Ivy extends to Ivy’s parents, and to their farm, with its charming ramshackle house and swan-filled lake–the lake where Ivy’s daughter drowned years
As the intimacy between the two women escalates, Rachel becomes more and more drawn into the darkness that follows Ivy. Soon Rachel finds herself playing a ghastly game of manipulation and deceit, one that makes her long for the simplicity of her old life.
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About the Author
I grew up in rural Derbyshire, but my adult life has been spent mostly in London, with long intervals in Norfolk and Deal, all inspiring places. I was educated mostly in convent schools; then studied English and went on to qualify as a solicitor, working for what is now the Crown Prosecution Service, thus learning a bit about murder at second hand. Years later, writing became the real vocation, although the law and its ramifications still haunt me and inform many of my novels.
I’m a novelist, short story writer for magazines and radio, sometime Radio 4 contributor, (Front Row, Quote Unquote, Night Waves,) and presenter of Tales from the Stave. When I’m not working (which is as often as possible), I can be found in the nearest junk/charity shop or auction, looking for the kind of paintings which enhance my life. Otherwise, with a bit of luck, I’m relaxing by the sea with a bottle of wine and a friend or two.
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