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Debut Novel. 73,000 words.

After getting out of a callous situation and being emotionally spilled, split open, and shredded, Genevieve embarks on a nonlinear healing journey (both emotionally and athletically) to regain self-ownership. Meanwhile, Vanessa, pregnant and widowed, does everything in her control to find a central calmness in her body to nourish life in the face of loss, exploring the multi-faceted, complex layers of whether or not grief and perfectionism can co-exist.


Told through a combination of fast-paced, overlapping, energetic dialogue as well as lyrical language juxtaposed with quick, punchy moments that stack pain/emotion underneath vehemently survival humor, Mud-Caked Validation & Salt Air unpacks women moving through fragmented fragility and structurally shreds time to build alternative routes to examine who we can become when scraped by the reminiscence of abused power. 

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