Wreckage: A Novel

Michelle Shepherd, a nearly agoraphobic young artist, has secrets—some she hides from others, and some she hides from herself. Though perched on the brink of professional success, she secludes herself on a remote Canadian island, socializing only with her elderly father and his anarchist Vietnam war buddies. During a reluctantly undertaken business trip to Los Angeles, Michelle has an immediately-regrettable fling with an actor and strikes up a friendship with his wife Celeste, a Chilean stage director with a disfiguring illness. Returning home to the island, Michelle’s friendship with Celeste takes an unexpected romantic turn, and a severed human foot washes up on the beach beneath her house—events that shatter her carefully-guarded privacy and threaten her way of life. When her father is arrested for murder, Michelle is forced to a reckoning with long-hidden events of the past. Rich and atmospheric, Wreckage is the story of finding connection, redemption, and love in the midst of things falling apart.

90,000 words. Currently seeking representation.
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