Linda Legters, author of Connected Underneath, on tour May/June 2016

Posted By on March 10, 2016

Connected Underneath coverAbout Connected Underneath

• Paperback
• Publisher: Lethe Press (April 4, 2016)

Madena, upstate New York. Like any other small town, everybody keeps an eye on everybody else’s business without recognizing the secrets that connect them. The wheelchair-bound Celeste conjures up lives from what she sees and thinks she sees while peering through binoculars from her kitchen fan vent. Fifteen-year old Persephone trades sex for tattoo sessions that get her high and help her forget her girlfriend doesn’t love her. Theo was the high-school bad boy who couldn’t have the respectable girl he adored from afar, but now, sitting behind the counter of the last video store in town, worries wretchedly about the restless daughter he never understood. Natalie, trying to grasp the last shreds of respectability, would do anything to forget the baby she gave up long ago, including betray her husband and son. Celeste, longing to connect, combines truth with fantasy, intervenes and interferes, finally understanding that things have gone terribly wrong and that she stands at the heart of disaster.

Connected Underneath is a lyrical, scalpel-keen dissection of the ties that bind and of those that dissolve.

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Linda Legters APAbout Linda Legters

Linda Legters was born in the far western reaches of New York State. She earned her B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and her MFA from Vermont College. She lived in Boston and New York before settling in Connecticut to raise her three sons. She currently teaches at Norwalk Community College and at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio.

Her short stories are about people from across the social spectrum and have appeared in literary journals such as Glimmer Train and Alaska Quarterly Review. She is passionate about art and music in addition to literature, and is at work on her second novel.

Find out more about Linda at her website.

Tour Stops

Monday, May 9th: Raven Haired Girl

Friday, May 13th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Monday, May 16th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Tuesday, May 17th: Stranded in Chaos

Wednesday, May 25th: 5 Minutes For Books

Thursday, May 26th: Books and Bindings

Monday, May 30th: The Ludic Reader

Wednesday, June 15th: A Splendidly Messy Life

Monday, June 20th: Dwell in Possibility

Thursday, June 30th: Tina Says…

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