The Light in the Sound (Paperback)
Bread and Beauty Press, 9780999012666, 206pp.
Publication Date: October 19, 2015
The Light in the Sound is the character-driven and often comical story of a spirited young woman, Rachel Richardson, who works in an adult toy store in Seattle. Her estranged family lives a thousand miles away, and she has a bunch of wretched friends. She really just wants to be loved, but this isn't a love story. It's about combating isolation. Rachel is tired of walking through life half asleep--literally and figuratively because she also suffers from night terrors. Counting on others becomes increasingly difficult, though. As she attempts to make new connections, familial wounds grow deeper and deceptions multiply. Her sense of disconnection from family, work, and friends grows, resulting in her attempting to cut all ties, turn inward, and numb herself emotionally. Ultimately, in the wake of losing everything--yet again--Rachel is forced to discover how many times one person can start over before self-destructing.