Happy to share that Rhizomatic will be publicizing two books from Outpost19, “an independent book publisher based in San Francisco and New York [, who are] committed to delivering provocative reading. Fiction, memoirs, essays, testimonies. The shining exception. The artful argument. The story you don’t want to stop.”
We’ll be publicizing Alison Wellford’s debut novel, Indolence (forthcoming October 2014), and another book, which we’ll announce soon.
Here’s a description of Indolence:
Sixteen-year-old Maria returns to her parents’ home in the French countryside. Her ill mother faces her last days and her preoccupied father has grown even more distant. In the shadow of her parents’ sorrow, Maria pursues a much older man, a disreputable art collector. She is infatuated with him, as with the French paintings she has come to love. Maria enters a world of tenderness and captivity, of transgression and awakening, and of art and sensuality. Lyrical, painterly, and erotic, Indolence is a portrait of a young girl’s haunting passage into womanhood.
And here’s Alison Wellford’s bio:
Alison Wellford earned her BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She has worked in photography and design for fifteen years in various cities in Europe, and currently resides in Barcelona. Her work has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, among other journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.