Kerry Campbell - Dreaming of France (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

No matter our age, many of us continue to dream about the person we might become, the next idyllic place we could call home, or even the serene beauty of another country we might visit. Sometimes on the periphery of these dreams we see glimpses of what might be, what we could be, waving to us like colorful flags on the horizon, urging us on to the next incarnation of our life.

Dreaming of France, award-winning writer Kerry Campbell’s debut collection of prose poems and vignettes, takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through France. Her characters are dreamers, a group of American women of all ages who explore their dreams and memories of France, alternately through the lenses of romantic love, fashion, food, interior design, gardens and family.

Rich in creative imagery, this book weaves its way between an imagined world and a real one. Immersed in luminous moments, the characters find themselves in a series of fully realized French landscapes: a well-preserved Roman amphitheater in Provence, a refugee camp in Calais, the Empress Josephine’s famous rose garden in Rueil-Malmaison, the windswept coast of Brittany.

Kerry Campbell is a writer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the recipient of the 2017 Blue Light Book Award and the 2016 New Millennium Poetry Prize. Her work has recently appeared in New Millennium Writings, Bitter Oleander, Paterson Literary Review, Laurel Review, Cloudbank, The Round, and American Mustard. Her next book, based on the life of Fletcher Christian, the famous 18th century British mutineer, will be published in 2020.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781421837840
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blue Light Press - September 6th, 2017