Born and raised at Four Corners, a thoroughbred horse farm in the green hills of Kentucky, Knox Bolling has grown up steeped in the comforting rhythms of family life and in the annual cycle of growth that transforms the foals into yearlings. Deep ties bind her to the rolling pastures and her safe if predictable life, but Knox knows the world has more to offer excitements that her tempestuous and beautiful older sister, Charlotte, seems to have within her grasp, when she marries and moves away to Manhattan's West Village. Then disaster strikes. Nothing could have prepared Knox for the loss of her sister. But the powerful bond remains, and she finds her loyalty to Charlotte tested more profoundly and fatefully than she could have imagined. As she starts to come to terms with her elusive sister's life, Knox learns deeply moving lessons for her own ... Heather Clay brings together themes of love, loss and the tangled threads of family relationships in this stylish and compelling debut.
Heather Clay is a graduate of Middlebury College and Columbia University's School of the Arts. She has published short fiction in The New Yorker's debut fiction issue, and written for Parenting magazine. he lives in New York City with her husband and their two daughters. This is her first novel.