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Winner of the 2021 Foreword Reviews Indies Award for General Fiction When the body of Alison Goss washes up on Menhaden Island, in the Gulf of Maine, the working-class fishing community of hard-hewn ways and salty perspectives is faced with handling the future of her unusual son, Faron. They soon discover how different he is, in strange but endearing ways, including his fascination with moths and his stunning artistic talent. Bound together by weather and sea, Menhaden neighbors with good hearts and blunt opinions overlook Faron's peculiarities. But their nurturing embrace cannot completely erase his troubled past, which eventually morphs into a life-changing event and forces him to confront lingering memories. Faron faces that which haunts him, works as a sternman on a lobster boat, and paints in his studio. When he meets a bird-watching woman who has returned to Menhaden to live in her grandparent's house, his life takes another unexpected turn.
|Publisher:||Green Writers Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Diane Lechleitner’s poems and short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines. Faron Goss is her first novel. In addition to writing fiction, Diane has exhibited her visual art, received an Exxon Award for Printmaking, was a recipient of several artist residencies, and worked in ateliers printing etchings for artists, including Peter Max and Salvador Dali. She now writes full-time and lives along the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow, New York, with her husband Douglas Maass, their beloved dog, Bracken, and Flynnbean the cat.