The Fractured Hues of White Light

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About the author:
Laura J. W. Ryan is a writer and an artist, she lives in an old farmhouse on a windswept hilltop in Upstate New York with her husband, their son, four cats, and one dog named Max. For more information about the author, please visit: where she discusses the creative life and inspiration, writes essays, posts writing in progress, photographs, and artwork.

The Fractured Hues of White Light

Authored by Laura J. W. Ryan
Designed by Fred A. Wellner

The Fractured Hues of White Light is an emotional journey that explores who we love and why we love them. Mother, father, daughter, siblings, lovers, spouses, and friends; it's all love in some form. It is a story about Samantha Ryder, a young autistic woman who is an artist; it is because of her handicap that she often fails to articulate her emotions with an appropriate demonstration. Ironically, the 'normal people' who surround her are just as incapable of communicating their feelings, creating a sense of isolation full of things left unsaid. Samantha's uncanny artistic ability is limited to being a novelty after her father encouraged her to copy the greatest hits of art history for a wealthy clientele. For years, she has filled sketchbooks with drawings that she feels mean nothing, yet they mean everything. Within the abstract scribbles are the portraits of the people who she loves; the quirk of her disability is how she is very aware of the emotions of her loved ones. When Samantha agreed to marry Preston Ackerman, she initially believed that she could learn to love him, but the empty bond between them causes her to emotionally lose ground. As their marriage falls apart, Preston becomes dangerous, forcing her to go on a journey of self-preservation away from the familiar security of home. Her escape threatens to be her undoing.

Publication Date:
0982491646 / 9780982491645
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary

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