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.
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.
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.
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.
Advance Praise for In the Context of Love:
“With tenderness, but without blinking, Linda K. Sienkiewicz turns her eye on the predator-prey savannah of the young and still somehow hopeful.”
~ Jacqueline Mitchard, author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Deep End of the Ocean
“Absorbing, heartbreaking, compulsively-readable and insightful, Linda Sienkiewicz’s In the Context of Love casts a hypnotic spell. This is storytelling at its best.”
~ Lewis Robinson, author of the critically acclaimed, Officer Friendly: and Other Stories, and Water Dogs
“In the Context of Love is a lovely book. Linda Sienkiewicz has written a love letter to the wonder and imperfection of everyday life.”
~ Marcy Dermansky, author of the critically acclaimed novels, Twins and Bad Marie
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.