This novel, Radiant Shimmering Light, is both a trenchant social critique and a delightful romp.
One of the characters seems to be a Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand…and author Sarah Select shouts me out in the Acknowledgements.
I’m not gonna lie. I teared up when Sarah emailed me and then sent me a galley.A) I had read her work and admired her from afar and didn’t know she knew I existed and B) knowing that my work influences others and is one tiny seed in their creative garden and helps them make brilliant stuff is everything I dream of.
It’s a beautiful, incisive, delightful book. In tone and impact, it reminds me a lot of one of my fave books from Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride. Not in storyline, just in feel. I loved them both and related to every character. (Even the villains)
A great read. I whole-heartedly recommend it.