Skolkin-Smith's alchemy is to inhabit her characters even as she crafts a riveting story that is nothing short of brilliant." Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of “Pictures of You”, Reviewer for Boston Globe, PEOPLE Magazine, NY Times
Manhattan, New York (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
Set in the turbulent 1970s when Patty Hearts became Tanya the Revolutionary, Leora Skolkin-Smith's novel, Hystera, is a timeless story of madness, yearning, and identity. How do we know who we really are? How do we find our true selves under the heavy burden of family and our pasts? In an unpredictable portrait of mental illness Hystera penetrates to the pulsing heart of the questions.
Leora Skolkin-Smith's new novel HYSTERA is published by Fiction Studio Books, Lou Aronica, Publisher.
Ms. Skolkin-Smith's first published novel, EDGES was edited and published by the late Grace Paley for Ms. Paley's own imprint at Glad Day books. EDGES was nominated for the 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award by Grace Paley. Recently, her work has been chosen by Princeton University and the Department of the Humanities for their series: “Fertile Crescent Moon: Stories from the Middle East Diaspora.”
THE FRAGILE MISTRESS, a feature film based on EDGES, is currently in pre-production, scheduled to begin shooting on location in Jerusalem, Jordan, and New York, produced by Triboro Pictures. http://www.thefragilemistress.com