Fiction. SUR LA ROUTE is a novel in postcard-like vignettes—a series of brief, vivid, poetic episodes that trace the path of a disaffected American woman "on the road" in France and western Europe. It's the winter of 1994 and she's fled the blandness of Los Angeles for Paris, carrying with her only a list of the names of friends-of-friends, a couple battered suitcases and a longing to be part of a more sensual, nuanced and mysterious world. She moves breathlessly through that world, the peripatetic rhythm of events mirrored in the restless, lyrical narrative. Along the way, she falls in love with a man, a woman, a city, a way of being in the world and her own life. By turns sexy, intriguing, and passionate, her experiences require her to open her heart as widely as possible, even (and always) at the risk of breaking it.
Cecilia Woloch is a poet, writer, teacher, and traveler based in Los Angeles but "on the road" across the US and Europe six months each year. She has published essays, reviews and six award-winning collections of poems—most recently Earth (Two Sylvias Press, 2015) and Carpathia (BOA Editions, 2009). Her second collection, Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem, was published in French translation (Tzigane, le poème, Gitan, Scribe- l'Harmattan, 2014) and has been adapted for multi-media performances in the U.S. and Europe. Woloch is also the author of NARCISSUS (Tupelo Press, 2008) and SACRIFICE (Tebot Bach, 2006). She collaborates regularly with musicians, dancers, visual artists, theater artists and filmmakers, and conducts workshops for writers around the world. The founding director of Summer Poetry in Idyllwild, The Istanbul Poetry Workshop and The Paris Poetry Workshop, she has also served on the faculties of a number of graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA