Thank you for your incredible comments yesterday. Having your support has calmed the hummingbird that's made its home in my heart. If I have inspired one person to finish the story they started (or start the story they've always wanted to), then it was worth the anxiety of putting myself in that vulnerable place.
I wasn't exactly sure how to describe my story, so I'm posting a part of the letter I sent out to agents. It's a novel, it's dramatic, and it's intense. Buckle up.
|Photo by Hikaru Iwasaki|
In the Spring of 1942, weeks before graduating from Stanford Medical School, beautiful yet cautious Florence Abe arrives at an abandoned racetrack on the outskirts of San Francisco where she is forced to live with thousands of Japanese descendants who have also been evicted from their homes. Haunted by her mother’s tragic death and father’s subsequent suicide, she has not only left behind a promising future as a doctor but also a fiancé and the life they planned together.
THE PLACES BETWEEN explores the trials and sweetness of first loves intensified by the backdrop of war and the heartache of racial injustice. It's a tale of missed connections, dreaming of lives far out of reach, and a woman following her heart instead of tradition, then discovering they can be one in the same.
Here's an excerpt from The Places Between:
©Dancing Branflake 2012