In a boldly compelling narrative, Sienkiewicz captures her heroine’s harrowing journey with both compassion and passion.
The two of us were driving toward something we couldn’t see. It was the beginning of everything. The end would come too soon.
Like the other women, I had a dark cave in my body, I carried secrets in my hips, and swallowed when I should have spoken out.
It was like my dream, the one where something is chasing me, and I stumble in the brush and brambles, and my feet turn into fish that slip out from under me as I run.
There was something disturbing sliding around under the surface of my family, but the truth was more than I’d bargained for, and Mom was practiced at lying about it before I was even born.
- Lewis Robinson, Water Dogs
Linda K Sienkiewicz, author of In the Context of Love, attributes her creative drive to her artistic mother, who taught her to sew, and her father, who let her monkey around with the gadgets in his workshop. She is published in fiction and poetry, has a poetry chapbook award, a Pushcart Prize nomination and an MFA in Fiction.