A Love Letter from a Stray Moon

Author(s): Jay Griffiths


In this fictional tour de force Jay Griffiths, acclaimed author of Wild, creates a portrait of the artist Frida Kahlo, her devastating accident and her love for Diego Rivera, that is also a celebration of the spirit of poetry and the art of rebellion.

This edition contains a preface by John Berger.

Spellbinding and luminous, A Love Letter from a Stray Moonis a unique work about passion, grief and transcendence.

Jay Griffithsis a British writer, author of Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Timeand Wild: An Elemental Journey. She is the winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for the best new non-fiction writer to be published in the USA, and the inaugural Orion Book Award.

'A wonderful book. It's like a dress that Kahlo invented for herself and wore.' John Berger

'Griffiths' novel itself reminds us what it is to be a human being, born native to the earth, on fire with the joy of the universe and full of grief for our broken world. It is a love song to life, to art and to the human spirit.' West Australian

'A Love Letter from a Stray Moonis an extraordinarily beautiful and sustained prose poem, a call for engagement with the world, and a powerful and astonishing feat of literary and retroactive telepathy.' Niall Griffiths

'Jay Griffiths is a fearless adventurer with words and images. I salute her courage and the splendour of this vision.' Philip Pullman

'I absolutely devoured this wonderfully perceptive and sensitive book. I already knew a lot about Frida Kahlo's life but rediscovered it in these pages from the inside out.' Marie Darrieussecq


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  • : 9781921758027
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.14
  • : March 2011
  • : 1 Centimeters X 13 Centimeters X 7.6 Centimeters
  • : Australia
  • : March 2011
  • : books

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