String Bridge by Jessica Bell

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"Warning: Do not read String Bridge--unless you have plenty of spare time. Jessica Bell hooks the reader with a storyline so powerful it consumes you."  ~Glynis Smy, author of Ripper, My Love

Greek cuisine, smog and domestic drudgery was not the life Australian musician, Melody, was expecting when she married a Greek music promoter and settled in Athens, Greece. Keen to play in her new shoes, though, Melody trades her guitar for a 'proper' career and her music for motherhood. That is, until she can bear it no longer and plots a return to the stage--and the person she used to be. However, the obstacles she faces along the way are nothing compared to the tragedy that awaits.

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This novel is accompanied by an all-original soundtrack, written and performed by the author, entitled: Melody Hill: On the Other Side

About Jessica Bell

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If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she'd give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she's written.Jessica is the Co-Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and annually runs the Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca. She makes a living as a writer/editor for English Language Teaching Publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, MacMillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.Visit her website for a full list of published works.
Published July 24, 2012 by Vine Leaves Press. 402 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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As I said in my review of her book of poetry, Twisted Velvet Chain, Bell is “a genius at portraying the raw and the dark parts of life through her use of clipped lines, staccatos, onomatopoeia, and descriptions of icky body fluids.” In String Bridge she describes a character sometimes so disheve...

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