Connected Underneath by Linda LegtersConnected Underneath by Linda Legters

Connected Underneath

byLinda Legters

Paperback | March 5, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.97

Earn 110 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Madena, upstate New York. Like any other small town, everybody keeps an eye on everybody else's business without recognizing the secrets that connect them. The wheelchair-bound Celeste conjures up lives from what she sees and thinks she sees while peering through binoculars from her kitchen fan vent. Fifteen-year old Persephone trades sex for tattoo sessions that get her high and help her forget her girlfriend doesn't love her. Theo was the high-school bad boy who couldn't have the respectable girl he adored from afar, but now, sitting behind the counter of the last video store in town, worries wretchedly about the restless daughter he never understood. Natalie, trying to grasp the last shreds of respectability, would do anything to forget the baby she gave up long ago, including betray her husband and son. Celeste, longing to connect, combines truth with fantasy, intervenes and interferes, finally understanding that things have gone terribly wrong and that she stands at the heart of disaster. Connected Underneath is a lyrical, scalpel-keen dissection of the ties that bind and of those that dissolve.

Teacher, novelist, short story writer, and painter, Linda Legters has lived in Boston and New York, and traveled across Europe as well as to Australia and New Zealand. Her stories reflect her keen insight into the workings of the human mind and heart. She currently lives and works in a cottage in Connecticut.
Loading
Title:Connected UnderneathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.45 inPublished:March 5, 2016Publisher:Lethe PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:159021336X

ISBN - 13:9781590213360

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category:

Editorial Reviews

"A potent story that offers an engaging meditation on the most basic desire-to know oneself." - Kirkus Reviews "There was a steady stream of malaise, underlying fear, and heaviness to the story with occasional bursts of fanciful, ethereal, and acid trip type musings. I was horrified yet fascinated by several characters and found the writing to be captivating, smart, highly observant, and eerily insightful. It squeezed my heart and then it wrecked me, but it garnered my attention and kept me thinking throughout, and I am the better for having read it." - Books & Bindings