“This remarkable novel is a raw wound on the way to freedom. Reading it is like pulling shards of glass from your body. Each section is a splinter, a shred of skin.”
It had not been her rock-bottom, melting the band for beer, not hers. Rock-bottom had been all around her, round like the face of a clock, before the marriage and after. After the separation and after the meltdown. She had wallowed at rock-bottom for some time.
Rock hits bottom. The one everyone talks about is not the same as hers. The one she has makes her impotent.
This is her rock-bottom. This now.
A young woman whose life has been scarred by addiction and shattered by violence struggles to piece together the fragments of her self. As Nemah searches her past for meaning, she finds hope in unexpected places and the courage to overcome, regardless how steep the odds.
Sing Me no More by Lynnette D’anna
188 flowable pages
Fiction l Addiction | Recovery | Evangelical Abuse | Sexuality | Abuse
“An undefined expression of the human spirit, D’anna has done an extraordinary piece of precise writing.” Verne Clemence, Star Phoenix
“D’anna has given us a first novel of quite terrible beauty: terrible for the pain it documents, beautiful for the care of its telling. Sing Me No More overflows with an attentive, even sensuous care for language, and for its main character.” Border Crossings
“This is a story of human endurance — beautifully written, passionate and true. What fiction ought to be – moving, even searing, yet elegant in every way.” Ellie Danika
“D’anna uses the devices of fiction with great skill. Through ritual telling, she marks out the boundaries of a sacred space rarely afforded true confession. While there is not an easy word in Sing Me No More, it is neither a sad nor even an angry book. It is a painful and loving one. It is necessary fiction.” James Hutchinson
“This remarkable first novel is a raw wound on the way to freedom. Reading it is like pulling shards of glass from your body. Each section is a splinter, a shred of skin. This is a writer whose first duty is to her voice.” Patrick Friesen, Prairie Fire
Sing Me No More was first published in print by Press Gang Publishers. This is its only release in digital format, and it’s available for purchase exclusively from the author here, at Kobo, and at iBooks.