When Sadie opens a funky bookstore in Santa Cruz, CA, she is swept off her feet by a true-blue romantic from Chile. Their connection is heady and erotic, and spills out, echoing through the love lives of those around them. These funny, intoxicating interwoven stories explore the life-bending power of love.
Award-winning author, Micah Perks grew up in a log cabin on a commune in the Adirondack wilderness. Author of two other novels, a memoir, and countless short stories and essays, she now lives with her family in Santa Cruz, where she co-directs the creative writing program at UCSC. Micah will be discussing her book, and writing, with Peter Orner, author and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.
"A writer whose stories are endearingly hard headed and tender hearted, and whose characters are so very alive that they practically escape off the page when you encounter them. This collection will cure what ails you.” - Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Pretty Monsters
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Magical and funny, profound and seductive, the linked stories in TRUE LOVE AND OTHER DREAMS OF MIRACULOUS ESCAPE explore the life-bending power of love. In these interwoven lives, ardent desire meets a keen sense of reality deep in the heart of progressive California.
With little more than a run-down Jeep and their newborn baby in tow, author Micah Perks' parents set out in 1963 to build a school and a utopian community in the mountains. The school would become known as a place to send teens with drug addictions and emotional problems, children with whom Micah and her sister would grow up.