About the Book:
Northern Lights is the kind of debut literary fiction that brings to mind other debuts that established great literary careers… taking the classic coming-of-age to a new realm. Northern Lights is harrowing and chilling, a gorgeous and respectful representation of a side of America that readers are particularly curious about these days.
Northern Lights is the story of a son searching for his mother, and for a connection with her, dealing with issues of abandonment and forgiveness. But it also addresses the complications, tensions, and dysfunction that can exist in those relationships, presenting an unforgettable world and experience often overlooked, with a new kind of hero to admire.
About the Author : Raymond Strom
Raymond Strom was born in Hibbing, Minnesota. He moved often as a child, living in small towns across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wisconsin before attending college in the Twin Cities. When he writes about the fictional town of Holm, Minnesota, he’s writing from lived experience that shows. Strom is currently an academic advisor at the City College of New York where he received his MFA, and his writing has appeared in Fiction, Tweed’s, and The New York Times. Northern Lights is his first novel.