|About the Book|
Be my voice, the distant American River demanded. I want you to talk on my behalf. I was born in the sky, live on earth, changing and being changed. I was ravaged, my face mutilated, and still I mirror the sun like a diamond.My American River isMoreBe my voice, the distant American River demanded. I want you to talk on my behalf. I was born in the sky, live on earth, changing and being changed. I was ravaged, my face mutilated, and still I mirror the sun like a diamond.My American River is about a love that cannot be measured by duration and loyalty. It is the story of a European woman who meets an American man in the Swiss Alps at a climactic moment in both of their lives. She joins her American lover in Northern California where, on the banks of the American River, the emotional truth of their love twists towards its stormy conclusion. Undercurrents of an unknown love affair and of contrasting cultural pasts set a stage for their passionate and conflicted relationship.The rigors of romance that the two main protagonists experience are expressed through lyrical passages that describe the passion and grief of love. The story is narrated from the first person perspective of the European, and unfolds cinematically against the striking backdrop of both Northern California and the mountainous headwaters of the American River. Over the course of the story, this rich and ravaged river where adventurers once panned for gold, becomes the womans symbolic ally and protector.This compelling love story finally ends with the loss of a lover and the perfect union with a river.E.G.S. Frensch is an artist and writer, with a focus in cross-cultural themes. She was born in Germany, studied in Germany and the United States, and has lived and worked in various countries around the world.Currently, she lives and works in Berlin.