Releasing MARCH 8, 2022
LIKE A COMPLETE UNKNOWN: A Novel
A pregnant runaway teen and a widowed doctor in the streets of Chicago
In 1969, a girl’s life is not her own. Katya’s parents demand she drop out of school to join a cleaning crew. She runs away—but the counterculture isn’t as welcoming as she dreamed. Starry-eyed, barefoot, and in trouble, she appears at the offices of Dr. Robert Lewis, then disappears. Knowing the dangers she faces, he embarks on a search for her. Katya and Robert both encounter chaos and beauty as they brave the unknown.
Anara’s first collection of poetry, Hand on My Heart. Thirty-five poems of word ballet that pirouette through regrets, births, flooded towns and heat waves, love (maybe) and love most certainly. Deeply personal and sensual, the poems offer sympathetic observations, plumbing the depths of memory and imagination.
Available from New Wind Publishing or request it from your local independent bookstore.