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The Ballad of Sara and Thor

A Novella

Andrew McCarron


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What do you do, moving through the fraught transition into adulthood, when the only unified world you’ve ever known breaks apart and you have to do something magical and quick before its fragments vanish forever?  Composed as a novella, The Ballad of Sara and Thor is at once a morality tale, murder story, and psychological true-detective exploration of the motivations and implications behind the violent death of a beautiful young woman. Set on the outskirts of a picturesque liberal arts college, Andrew McCarron recounts the unsettling realities of a teen romance that takes an irredeemable turn into darkness, confusion, and horror—and a college community’s attempt to make sense of the event, in order to bury it and move on, and this writer’s reckoning with the unspeakable, in order to bear witness.

Station Hill Press, 9781581771657, 106pp.

Publication Date: November 27, 2017

About the Author

Andrew McCarron is a poet, teacher, and hagiographer born and raised in the Hudson River Valley.  He holds a Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology and currently runs the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics Department at Trinity School in Manhattan.  His first collection of poetry, Mysterium, was published by Edgewise Press in 2011, and Light Come Shining: The Transformations of Bob Dylan, a  study of the
Nobel Laureate's religious identities, published by Oxford University Press in 2016.