"I hadn't spoken to Mother in years. Not since she tried to poison my father with lawn fertilizer. She thought he was sleeping with another woman. Because he didn't die, he was able to explain to her that he was actually sleeping with another man." Set in the Southern US, this is a funny, smart, sassy and deeply moving account of a young woman's disintegration and redemption. After her family becomes unexpectedly wealthy, Rachel, a witty, intelligent young woman, succumbs to drink, drugs and OCD, falling in and out of rehab and dysfunctional relationships. Leaving is My Colour follows her often hilarious, always bittersweet, attempts to make it back from the brink and reconnect with those she loves. A brilliant and unforgettable new voice.
Amy Burns is a writer, editor and teacher from Alabama, now living in Texas. She studied at the University of Alabama before completing a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. She is the former editor of Unbound Press and Spilling Ink Review, and now edits Mulberry Fork Review, an online literary journal.