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Multiple Exposure by Shana Thornton
Publication Date: 28 August, 2012
Library of Congress Control Number: 2012941646
Book Cover design by Steven M Walker http://www.stevenMwalkerImages.com
Shana Thornton is an admirer of life's simplicities, but she chose to be a writer, a profession that complicates everything if you tell people. And, complications in tow, Shana has to claim her profession like anyone else.
Shana earned a Master's in English from Austin Peay State University. She served as Editor-in-Chief for hercircleezine.com, a women's online magazine dedicated to arts and activism. She has written artist and author interviews as well as fiction and features. Multiple Exposure was her first novel.
Other books by Shana:
Poke Sallet Queen and the Family Medicine Wheel(March 2015)
Seasons of Balance: On Creativity and Mindfulness, co-authored with S. Teague (March 2016)
BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women, Founder & Series Editor (October 2016)
Shana reads during the book launch party for Multiple Exposure at New South Coffee Company in Clarksville, Tennessee. September 2012
Multiple Exposure is the story of one family’s life of arrivals and departures due to war. The "war on terror" has captured the lives of the U.S. military and their families for over 10 years, and Ellen Masters' husband has been repeatedly deployed. In this novel, Ellen shares her desires to connect with her husband and family, and to discover her own strength by training for a marathon.
Ellen describes the woodlands where she loves to run and the cave that fascinates her throughout life. The landscape is both inviting and haunting, intoxicating Ellen to stay in that place while her husband is assigned to an Army post in another state. Ellen longs for their daughter to connect with him beyond photographs and Skype calls.
The novel captures the beauty of a Southern setting while showing the complexities of living in constant transition due to the possibility of death and the considerations of life on a daily basis. Ellen creates a way to channel her frustrations and anger into running--an activity that both challenges and heals her.