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THE WEARY GOD OF ANCIENT TRAVELERS

Jessica Stilling

Who is Lydia Warren? That’s what she’d like to know.
An amnesiac, she vaguely remembers arriving in Santorini with this one-armed man she instinctive trusts but cannot recall his name. She guides us through the fog that is her mind, and her odyssey towards understanding that is even further complicated by memories of a life not her own from before she was born.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jessica Stilling has written two works of literary fiction, Betwixt and Between and The Beekeeper's Daughter. She also wrote poetry and short fiction for various literary journals. Her articles have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Bust Magazine and she writes extensively for The Writer Magazine. She has taught Creative Writing in both high school and university. She also publishes young adult fantasy under the pen name JM Stephen. Jessica loves Virginia Woolf, very long walks, and currently lives in southern Vermont where she writes for the very local newspaper, The Deerfield Valley News.

REVIEWS

“The blend of romance, the compelling—almost visceral—descriptions of Greece, mystery, and the psychological self-inspection all work together to create an absolutely compelling piece worthy of high recommendation.” — D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

"Brimming with suspense and carefully controlled darkness, the sounds and smells of Greece waft from every page as Stilling moves back and forth from Lydia’s past life to her present with a dexterity and skill commensurate with Audrey Niffenegger." — Damian McNicholl, author of A Son Called Gabriel and The Moment of Truth