Gayle O'Brien visits with her new novel Underground, winner of the 2011 Hookline Best Novel Contest, a British competition for creative writing MFAs that is judged by reading groups.
On the run from a killer, Annie and her mother flee to a lonely New England farmhouse. When Annie finds an unsent letter from a Civil War-era debutante, she is drawn to the story of a Southern girl immersed in a love that cannot be in the American South. Determined to find out what happened to her, Annie risks exposing her location to the man who wants her dead.
"A smashing debut. Underground is an adventure of the heart... Every chapter a cliffhanger, every character drawn with loving detail. A riveting read."
—Mohammed Hanif, award-winning author of A Case of Exploding Mangoes
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gayle O'Brien grew up in rural Massachusetts. After studying at Sarah Lawrence College and Oxford University, she moved to London in 1999 and became a copywriter, which led to stints in Finland, Italy and the Netherlands. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and now lives in Kent with her dear British hubby and their two children. Underground is her first novel. More »