Love’s Wilderness

What is autonomy and how is that defined within a relationship? How does it evolve over time? When graphic designer Veronica married gifted pianist Carl, her presence inspired his playing. The way he looked at her gave her being. Shortly after their marriage, however, Veronica and Carl drift apart: Carl pulled away by his job and the demands of the piano, and Veronica drawn by the art galleries on the upper east side and the handsome stranger who watches her. Veronica’s attempt to be seen by her husband takes her into uncharted emotional territory, throwing her marriage, her identity, and finally her sanity into chaos. A gripping, painful tale of a vulnerable young couple, Love’s Wilderness will haunt you through the streets of New York City: the galleries, the concert halls, and the apartments.

From the Curator

Love’s Wilderness is a poignant and dizzying tale of madness and loss. Harlow pushes at the boundaries of sanity with artfully woven syntax that blurs its definitions and questions self and social constructs of identity and womanhood. Her tale rivets, coursing with themes of identity, mental illness, loss, and feminism.


Carey Salerno, Executive Editor, Alice James Books

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About the Author

Enid Harlow is the author of three other novels: Good to Her (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.); A Better Man (van Neste Press); and Crashing (St. Martin’s Press, New York). Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals of national distinction including TriQuarterly, Boulevard, Nimrod, The Ontario Review, Notre Dame Review, North Atlantic Review, Southwest Review, American Fiction, Quarterly West, The American Voice, and The Southern Review, among
others.

Enid was awarded an Artists’ Fellowship in Fiction by the New York Foundation for the Arts and has received two PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards. She earned her B.A. at New York University, College of Arts & Sciences, and her M.A. at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She lives and writes in New York, the city of her birth.