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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:LGBTQ+ / Lesbian
  • Language:English
  • Pages:394
  • Paperback ISBN:9798987912041

The Woman From Montevideo

by Dana Ravyn

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Overview
The Woman From Montevideo is the story of two very different women who share a hidden truth—both are survivors of sexual assault. Joined by fate, they find a space to give voice to their experiences and reclaim trust and intimacy. But their relationship is challenged when they find that one finds solace in forgiveness, and the other seeks retribution.
Description
THE WOMAN FROM MONTEVIDEO is the story of two women from different worlds who share a hidden truth—both are survivors of sexual assault. Moira, who grew up in a pious home in rural Missouri, is tormented by the dark memories of a father who stole her childhood. Lilja's serene life in Lapland was fractured forever on a long Nordic night, leading her to Uruguay in search of answers. When they meet in an online community for survivors, Moira and Lilja forge an immediate bond. Through a transformative journey of healing, they give voice to their experiences and create a space where they can reclaim the intimacy and trust robbed of them. But soon, their blossoming relationship is put to the test as one finds solace through forgiveness and the other seeks retribution. Is their love strong enough to bridge the gulf between them? Or will their destinies divide Moira and the woman from Montevideo?
About the author
DANA RAVYN received her PhD in microbiology and MPH in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, where she was an educator and researcher until 2000. Dana's research garnered two patents and her medical and educational research has been published widely. Since then, Dana has been a medical writer and physician educator, authoring accredited content used for continuing education by physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Dana is the author of two other novels, Fearless Heart (KDP, 2014) and The Suicide Switch (Wynkyn Worde, 2023) and a book of poetry, A Supplication For Crows, (Una súplica para los cuevos), winner of a 2024 Delaware Press Association award for a full-length poetry book. In 2023, she was selected to take part as a poet in the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dana lives in Delaware.