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Working for a living. That’s what the main character does in The Novelist. Secretly, she’s a poet who's trying to come to terms with who she really is and whether or not she has what it takes to be a novelist. An intriguing read for aspiring writers, blocked Creatives, or anyone who appreciates wit and wisdom about the literary world.
Follow copywriter and poet, Laura, as she tries to figure out how to write a novel to meet Megan Willow's challenge: a book by September.
Megan has a thriving tea business and does everything in a big way. To her, the idea of writing a novel in a matter of months is beyond simple. All you need is the will, and you'll find the way.
Confused by romantic love and her own place in the writing world, Laura delves into her past, as she tries to bring a novel into the present. To tutor her efforts, she culls wisdom and hope from greats such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Mary Shelley, and medieval story-weaver Murasaki (whose real name has been lost to history, because she was a woman).
Can Laura write a novel by September? She might not even make a cup of tea by midnight. So who's to say.
"To state the pleasurable, Barkat is a damn fine writer. Her prose is elegant without becoming stuffy, plus the poetry included within the text is astonishing in its range and individuality of styles. Truly, this is the kind of tour from which springs de force."
—Hubert O’Hearn, former editor Herald de Paris, Contributing Editor San Francisco Book Review
"Every letter, every construction, every pause tells of genius. This is a masterpiece."
—Claire Burge, author of Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree