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A Love Letter from a Stray Moon
In this fictional tour de force Jay Griffiths, acclaimed author of Wild, creates a portrait of the artist Frida Kahlo—her devastating accident and her love for Diego Rivera—that is also a celebration of the spirit of poetry and the art of rebellion.
This edition contains a preface by John Berger.
Spellbinding and luminous, A Love Letter from a Stray Moon is a unique work about passion, grief and transcendence.
Jay Griffiths is a British writer, author of Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time and Wild: An Elemental Journey. She is the winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for the best new non-fiction writer to be published in the USA, and the inaugural Orion Book Award.
'A wonderful book. It's like a dress that Kahlo invented for herself and wore.' John Berger
'Griffiths' novel itself reminds us what it is to be a human being, born native to the earth, on fire with the joy of the universe and full of grief for our broken world. It is a love song to life, to art and to the human spirit.' West Australian
'A Love Letter from a Stray Moon is an extraordinarily beautiful and sustained prose poem, a call for engagement with the world, and a powerful and astonishing feat of literary and retroactive telepathy.' Niall Griffiths
'Jay Griffiths is a fearless adventurer with words and images. I salute her courage and the splendour of this vision.' Philip Pullman
'I absolutely devoured this wonderfully perceptive and sensitive book. I already knew a lot about Frida Kahlo’s life but rediscovered it in these pages from the inside out.' Marie Darrieussecq
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