Liv’s solitary and self-sufficient life is put to the test when she injures herself on the Castle Peak trail in the Sierra mountains during an early morning run. With her phone dead and a surprise early November snow falling, Liv fights against her own nature and the elements to get down the mountain. Author Mina Samuels – herself a runner – shows us the loneliness inherent in today’s lean-in working woman’s culture, and how mental and physical strength co-exist alongside the ability to navigate the subtext of the world. Short, chilling, memorable, Castle Peak immerses the reader in the fundamental interiority of a woman’s experience.
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About the Author
Mina Samuels (Playwright & Performer) is a full-time writer, editor and performance artist. In addition to many ghostwriting projects, her previous books include Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives; a novel titled The Queen of Cups; and The Think Big Manifesto, co-authored with Michael Port. She has written and performed two one-woman plays: Do You Know Me? and Hazards.
Genra: Short Stories