Today we officially release Sarah Kay’s excellent urban novel, The Blues, Mary, the book that’s generated a 5-star rating among early reviewers, who are excited about future work from this promising new author.
Sarah Kay’s debut novel, The Blues, Mary, is an existential journey through the tangled relationships formed in the music world of New York City. Far from home, and even farther from the ability to commit to the woman he loves, her narrator seeks to find the answers through a rock and roll singer, only to find that his heroes can’t give him the answers he seeks. The Blues, Mary is filled with all-encompassing truths that define the human experience, full of thinly-veiled insecurities, regrets, and doubts. The characters’ search for salvation feels like our own, with Mary acting as a substitute for the universal “one that got away,” and everyone who has ever loved someone but been unable to follow through will identify with the narrator’s struggle. –Sara Goodman
There is a real poetry in the images and scenes, a love of NYC and the urban life which hugs as much as it slaps the character. Palpable emotions are illuminating the novel, deep and also delicate, raw but yet refined as if the author carried this story for a long time, caressing hard truth and half lies to plow those in the narrative and makes it explosive yet humanly subtle. –Gabrielle Kellison
The Blues, Mary is a book that reads like a long-form Springsteen song, with emotional weight to every line. These ‘lyrics’ build together and weave through into a narrative that reads like music and delivers in each chapter like a guitar riff crescendo. …if ever a book was made to read to your favourite songs it would be this one. So once again: BUY IT. –Andrew Stevens
Join the Virtual Book Launch at the Facebook page, where you can hang out with the author, her agent, and lots of friends who are just as excited about this wonderful piece of literature as we are! In celebration, at the Facebook page we’re offering a coupon code good for $2.00 off the purchase price from now until Monday, Sept. 3rd!