Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Chris Hale, one of the nonfiction mentors in the Murray State University MFA program, has published her first novel, Basil's Dream. Chris read from the novel during our winter residency (above), and I look forward to reading the entire novel.
"In Basil’s Dream, a novel of love, lies, betrayals, and struggles of conscience, a love affair exposes violence and deceit at the heart of not just two unhappy families but an island nation’s history, shattering lives and bringing a stumbling government to its knees. Basil’s Dream melds the personal to the political to offer a redemptive vision: the world as a place where destruction and moral ambiguity enlarge hope rather than annihilate it."
For more information, go to www.christinehalebooks.com.