If he could plant flowers on the moon for her, he would—lilacs in craters’ shadows, roses in grayscale cracks, and daisies (among her favorites) facing the long, rough edge fading into space, their yellows and oranges spiraling in front of endless black; and if he could spell her name on that same surface, he would and would time the sun’s passing that brightens the petals-as-letters like fiery birds flocking for a moment before scattering again.
In Another Sun: three stories merged into a novel in 2014 that became a draft by 2016, found a home at Tortoise Books in 2018, and is officially released today.
With vivid flowing prose, dialogue that sounds like real people, and a non-linear narrative, In Another Sun is a personal, engaging read.Jeremiah Murphy, author Tortoise Books Amazon
Auten’s writing is lyrical, propulsive, and alive. In Another Sun is peopled with characters that will be familiar, but this is not a story you’ve read before.
William Auten’s In Another Sun burns with haunting fire; it reminds us that our lives are often only truly experienced in fragments.
In Another Sun tells the story of Vanessa Ochoa in a both urgent and unhurried voice, as she searches for a bridge between the known and the unknown in a too-short life.
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