River of Love
RIVER OF LOVE is a supernatural Love story about a fierce Indigenous Mexican American girl growing up in a white Colorado town during a youth-led cultural revolution of the 1970s. It’s a Love letter to the Southern Rocky Mountains, to the Spirits, to a close-knit family, and even to youth itself. The Arkansas River is a vital character, as is the environment, and wisdom of the ancestors. Things that happen when you’re young seem so much more important because they’re happening for the first time. Indigenous Mexican Americans straddle two very different cultures; this story focuses on how we are all connected. Power is lost by moving in a forward direction the whole time looking backward. Mistakes are portals of discovery. Trust The River ~The Flow ~ the Lover, to be in the present, trying not to make things happen, to not push The River. Let things come and go on their own, to flow like a riverbed. The story culminates with the high school friends gathering at a 40th school reunion. Attachments are invisible threads that reach through dimensions of space and time. Infinite Love shapes our lives. Love is what we are made for, and Love is who we are. What if caring for each other is the summit? At all costs stay connected.
Homebound Publications, 9781947003491, 338pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2019
About the Author
Aimée Medina Carr is a fifth-generation Indigenous Southern Colorado native, who lives in northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains with her husband, two grown sons, two cats, and a Labradoodle.
She worked for ten years in film and television production. Her debut novel River of Love received Honorable Mention for the Landmark Prize for Fiction Award given by Homebound Publications in 2017. Through her writing, she works to move the boulder of good forward fostering inclusion and equality.