Publication Date: 15th of August
January 1, 1970Dear Readers,
If you are in or around southern Ontario on Tuesday, the 6th of October, please save the date. I will be signing copies of my new novel! Arusha will be published in August, under the imprint of Attitude Books, for $14.95 US (= $16.95 Canadian). Please watch this space for details.
A recap of my reading with Rachel Spangler is posted at http://jeknowles.blogspot.com. And here is the description of Arusha from the book jacket:
Edith Rignaldi clearly understands that she and husband Joe remain together for the sake of their children. It is why they married in the first place. But she never foresaw the lifeless emotional landscape they both now occupy after eighteen years together.
Teachers in a small, God-fearing Tennessee town, they cannot insulate themselves entirely from the cultural encroachment of the late '80s: the inexorable march of the feminist and gay rights movements, the spread of the AIDS epidemic. When the faithful, steadfast Joe is finally overwhelmed by his desire for men, the lives of all four Rignaldis explode.
With the town turned against the disgraced family, the teenaged children Dana and Jeremy repudiate their parents to seek their own answers. And as for Edith--a woman named Linda enters her life. A woman unlike any Edith has ever known.
The journey of Edith and Linda lands them in an African town named Arusha, on a godly mission to witness the Rwanda peace talks. It is a place where Edith will face the ultimate challenge to her emotionally and sexually shut-down life and to everything she has ever believed in.
Arusha is the compelling story of four achingly real people--and you will not soon forget any of them.