Celt presents her debut novel about a renowned soprano who suspects that she has lost her talent to a long-dreaded curse.
When Lulu was a child, her strong-willed grandmother Ada filled her head with fables of the family's enchanted history in the Polish countryside. A fantastical lore took hold—an incantatory mix of young love, desperate hope, and one sinister bargain that altered the family's history forever. Since that fateful pact, Ada tells Lulu, each mother in their family has been given a daughter, but each daughter has exacted an essential cost from her mother.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ADRIENNE CELT'S work has been published in Esquire
, the Kenyon Review
, the Rumpus
, and elsewhere, and she holds an MFA from Arizona State University. She lives in Tucson, and she has a Polish grandmother of her own.