Maine native Mindi Meltz, graduate of College of the Atlantic, has released an epic fairy tale that unfolds “a pantheistic glimpse of destruction, rebirth, and the tantalizing nature of desire and union.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Meltz, who grew up in Edgecomb, Maine and now resides in Western North Carolina, pushes the traditional bounds of the fantasy genre with Lonely in the Heart of the World, a literary myth based on emotional courage and personal transformation rather than magical battles. It’s also unusual in fantasy fiction for its strong and varied female characters, with feminine rites of passage central to the plot, and for the poetry of its writing. ForeWord Reviews says “Meltz delights in upending the conventions of fairy tales” in a story of “luscious prose that contains many universal truths” but is “deceptively simple, lyrical.”
In Lonely in the Heart of the World, a princess tires of waiting for her prince, descends from her tower, and travels in search of him through symbolic landscapes of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Through passionate relationship with the gods, goddesses, and creatures of these realms, her journey of erotic and spiritual awakening begins to heal the vast loneliness and environmental destruction of her world–which is a dreamlike version of our own.
Release date: September 30, 2013
Publisher: Logosophia Books (www.logosophiabooks.com)
List Price $29.00