A thirteen-year-old girl and her alcoholic mother Lily travel to Europe and settle do in a medieval village, Haut de Cagnes, in the southern part of France, a village occupied by expatriates, artists and an international set of lesbians. Lily becomes involved with a charismatic Irish woman, Noel and before long the three live together in 'Le Cave' an apartment underneath her house.
To the teenager, it's a wonderful life as she gets to ride a motorbike through fields of carnations behind the village, go to the local stable and jump horses, and ride my bicycle for miles in every direction. But she is worried about what she might come home to. Then the road leads to California and a new set of trying circumstances challenge both the maturing young girl and her mother.
|Publisher:||A-Argus Better Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)|
About the Author
Delaney writes novels, short stories and screenplays. She also is an accomplished fine artist, having exhibited her oil paintings in galleries and museums throughout the West Coast. She works freelance in the fields of technology and technical writing.
Delaney studied writing with the ‘Dangerous Writers Group’ on the Oregon Coast while living in Portland and credits the group as being influential in her approach to writing. The idea is to write about those things which may be difficult or uncomfortable which theoretically have more of a potential to emotionally resonate with the reader. By combining this approach with an entertaining story the writing moves beyond ‘therapy’ and becomes a good read. She holds a degree from the Academy of Art University in Fine Art and an additional degree from San Francisco State University.
Delaney has traveled to Europe, Morocco, Canada and Mexico and lived in France for several months at age 13. ‘Perhaps a future novel will be my experiences of living in Southern France at age 13, I have wonderful memories of it and it hasn’t been written about from a child point of view.
In more recent years she has done residencies in Santa Fe New Mexico and in Basin, a small town in Montana. She currently is working on a novel set in Oregon.