Alexis M. Smith: Marrow Island

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Elliott Bay Book Company says
Portland novelist Alexis M. Smith, who read here for her lauded debut novel, Glaciers, is back with Marrow Island, an eerie, ambitious novel set in Puget Sound, in the wake of cataclysmic natural and human-made disasters.

“Conjuring a lush and mysterious landscape, Marrow Island investigates the impact of the losses of the past—be they loved ones, failed quests, or the environmental calamities brought on by our collective blindness. By turns elegiac, compelling, and timely, it seeks real answers and finds the possibility of miracles. This is a beautiful novel.” —Edan Lepucki

"Returning to the islands of her youth, Lucie Bowen finds her long-lost soulmate caught up with a mysterious commune called Marrow Colony and finds herself with no choice but to face the painful past. At once a page-turner and a sustained lyrical meditation on a beloved landscape, this novel also shines a spotlight on the anxieties of living in a world with such environmental uncertainties. The depth of what we possess—and what we stand to lose—is achingly drawn." —Amanda Coplin
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