MARCH 2ND 2023
- Bluebird by Sonia Hadj Said
- Between the Virgin and the Sea by Cath Barton
- Dear FIN by Andrea Layne Black
Novella Express is a book series celebrating the full diversity and energy of literature's most precious form ― the novella.
In Edition 3 find three new voices writing across different subjects and tones, all chosen to celebrate the skill, the passion and imagination of the novella.
Sonia Hadj Said
Without sentimentality, Sonia Hadj Said's captivating novella Bluebird records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness as an immigrant woman attempts to reconcile herself to the world around her.
Andrea Layne Black
Andrea Layne Black's LGBQT novella Dear FIN tells the story of Jack Wilson, a young man mourning his beloved dog, on the eve of his 17th birthday and the six-year anniversary of the tragic death of his parents, as he struggles with friends, family, sexuality, and his troubled feelings in the small coastal community of Old Riverdam.
Cath Barton's melancholic novella Between The Virgin and the Sea is set in an unnamed city which has fallen off the map of the world, and is now accessible only by sea. A captivating blend of magical realism, tender comedy, and literary experimentation, Between the Virgin and the Sea is a spellbinding portrait of urban life quite unlike any other.