Happy to be included in this group of Spring Debut Fiction. It's starting to sink in that the book is actually going to be out in the world soon.
Author's toughest challenge: “Although I was haunted by this image of a female photographer in Vietnam, it was scary to tackle the sacred territory of the war. It felt like literally creating a world from scratch around the character. My biggest challenge storywise was to get the dark places of war right, but still find truthful moments of light.”
Publisher's pitch: Says editor Hilary Teeman, “It's a searing portrait of an American woman's struggle and triumph against the impossibly chaotic backdrop of Vietnam. Soli's created an incredible character in Helen Adams—tough, terrified, unscrupulous, and vulnerable. The writing is stunning, expressing perfectly both the wrenching horror of war and the redemptive power of love.”