Literary Revelations is proud to feature Cassondra Windwalker, an impactful and talented writer, and one of her novels Idle Hands. Idle Hands is our recommendation for this week. The novel is “Heartbreaking, harrowing…brilliantly done.” [Isabella, NetGalley Reviewer]
Cassondra Windwalker is a poet, essayist, and novelist who presently writes full-time from the southern Alaskan coast. She keeps company with navigationally-challenged ghosts, chatty books, querulous corvids, and her tolerant husband. You can find her on Twitter @WindwalkerWrite.
Cassondra’s poetic work on social justice and the effects of the pandemic, THE BENCH, was awarded the Helen Kay Chapbook Award by Evening Street Press. Her full-length poetry collection TIDE TABLES AND TEA WITH GOD earned the Cinnabar Moth Press Excellence in Poetry Award, and she currently serves as their poet-in-residence. She has a total of five published novels and three poetic works currently available in bookstores and online.
Idle Hands: The devil is in the details in this haunting novel about the choices we make
You can call me Ella. You generally assign me a whole host of other preposterous monikers. I think the least imaginative name I’ve heard is “the devil”, but I’ll answer to it if I must.
After making the courageous decision to leave her abusive husband, Perdie and her three young children start over and finally find the safety and love they deserve. But years later, when tragedy strikes, Perdie is left wondering if the choice she made to leave has led them to this moment.
If she were given the opportunity to take it all back and stay, would she?
In a frantic bid to protect her family, Perdie makes a deal to do just that. But in a world where the devil pulls the strings, can Perdie really change the past?
Brimming with enlightened observations and brilliant voice, Idle Hands is a haunting examination of grief, resilience, and what we’d give to spend another moment with the ones we love.
PRAISE FOR IDLE HANDS
‘Brilliantly engaging.’ —Marie, NetGalley Reviewer
‘Both haunting and inspirational.’ —Lindy, NetGalley Reviewer
‘Compelling and gripping…You will NOT be disappointed.’ —Suzanne, NetGalley Reviewer
‘A book to make you think.’ —Angela, NetGalley Reviewer