I use the words ‘stunningly beautiful literary fiction’ with complete honesty here. This book is beautiful, not just in terms of its story and writing, but also in its design, both inside and out. Rose, our book designer, worked closely with the author to produce a book with design elements that reflect the story’s aesthetics.
I chose this book for publication because I found it’s lyrical prose enchanting and the topic of coercive control very relevant to the present-day growing awareness of the issue. The protagonist’s journey from an idealist to a more realistic view of the world, and from a passive acceptance of her treatment to a place where she can assert boundaries and consequences is a kind of adult coming-of-age story. The places where the prose morphs into poetry will delight those who enjoy lyrical prose, and the spiritual aspect makes this an excellent work for lovers of metaphysical fiction.
What do we do when we find we’re living the wrong life?
With a handsome husband, two extraordinary kids and a mansion on the southern shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Mary Song lives the perfect life … or so it seems. But even the most cloistered existence can’t guard against one’s true destiny. When cracks fracture the tenuous foundation of her marriage, her dream life turns into a nightmare that forces Mary to choose between saving her marriage and saving her soul.
Will Mary have the courage to risk losing it all to find the answer to the question, ‘Who am I?’ Or will she discover that the greater loss is in never finding out.
“Between Worlds by Anna Vong left me breathless. It was an engrossing and powerful read that resonated with my own experiences. The tale feels sad, and yet it’s clear there’s a seed ready to grow rich happiness if it gets a bit more sunshine. Highly recommended: five stars.” Brent Meske, author.
“Between Worlds a delight to read. Beautiful descriptions of the natural world run alongside chilling details of marital manipulation. The very human details of everyday life with children are leavened by poetic writing, though the lyrical prose is shot through with the gritty realism of a marriage going wrong. This is a spiritually aware story of struggle, courage and enlightenment.” Barbara Scott Emmett, author.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anna Vong was born in Laos and came to America as a refugee of the Vietnam War. She received her BA from Queens College City University of New York and is a Certified Elementary School Teacher. She lives in Florida with her children Grace and Daniel. Between Worlds is her first book.