The Deepest Lake

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Product Details
Price
$26.95  $25.06
Publisher
Soho Crime
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
0.0 X 0.0 X 0.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781641295604

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About the Author
Andromeda Romano-Lax is the author of five novels translated into eleven languages, including The Spanish Bow, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Annie and the Wolves, selected by Booklist as a Top Ten Historical Novel. Her novels reflect her interest in topics as varied as art acquisition during the Nazi era (The Detour), psychological scandals of the 1920s (Behave), and artificial intelligence and the future of eldercare (Plum Rains). Born in Chicago, she lived in Alaska (where she co-founded 49 Writers), Taiwan, and Mexico before settling on a small island in British Columbia, Canada.
Reviews
Praise for The Deepest Lake

"Atmospheric, psychological, and surprising, The Deepest Lake mines the depths of mother-daughter relationships and the risks we take in the name of creativity. With humor and lush language, Andromeda Romano-Lax has created a taut suspense story . . . I finished this book wanting to call my mom and tell her how much I loved her."
--Caitlin Wahrer, author of Edgar Award finalist The Damage

"Pulls you into its depths from page one . . . A tense and compelling story of the bonds between women as profound as the lake at its heart."
--Melissa Adelman, author of What the Neighbors Saw

"Welcome to the memoir workshop from hell. In dual timelines, a young writer looks for creative inspiration in a dangerous paradise and a mother searches for answers about her daughter's last days. I relished this insider's look at the glittering, intimate, and sometimes toxic world of writing retreats. The Deepest Lake is a gripping yet thoughtful novel about overcoming trauma, meeting our inheritance, and what happens when we seize the power to rewrite our own stories."
--Alison B. Hart, author of The Work Wife

Praise for Andromeda Romano-Lax

"Riveting."
--People

"Will keep you mesmerized to the last page."
--Christian Science Monitor

"Shocking and thought-provoking . . . The intimate struggles of a woman weighing her value, utility, and satisfaction both within and outside the home certainly resonate today."
--The Boston Globe

"On its most powerful level, the book is a hyperactive psychological thriller, exploring the enduring damage done by childhood trauma and the need to mine and process it to become healthy, and the various ways in which victims do so . . . A highly imaginative and compelling read."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"An engaging read which will not only entertain you but also teach you a great deal about these giants in the history of psychology, and the ethics of those times, which we now see as abhorrent."
--Psychology Today

"When this story grabs hold of you, and it will, there will be no setting it down until you've finished the last page. A morally complex, genre-shattering thriller."
--Eowyn Ivey, New York Times bestselling author of To the Bright Edge of the World

"Romano-Lax's brilliantly conceived characters, delicate exploration of abuse and childhood trauma, and examination of vengeance and its power to heal will entrance from the very first page. Her latest is a tour de force that will appeal to a wide variety of readers."
--Library Journal, Starred Review

"Daring and imaginative Romano-Lax puts another provocative spin on historical fiction as she has both Ruth McClintock, a struggling small-town Minnesota historian, and her obsession, sharpshooter Annie Oakley, take turns narrating in this highly original time-warping tale . . . As she illuminates Oakley's extraordinary life, Romano-Lax conjures supernatural dimensions in pursuit of psychological revelations, grapples with the sexual predation of 'wolves' and the muzzle of shame, and dramatizes the slipperiness of memory and history, creating a compassionate, heady, and witty whirl of fact and insight, mesmerizing characters and suspenseful predicaments."
--Booklist, Starred Review