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The Last Blue by Isla Morley

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This decidedly fictional tale features a central female character who is the last of Eastern Kentucky’s often grossly exaggerated “blue people.”  The man who offers the romance in the story works for the New Deal’s often somewhat distorted Works Progress Administration as a photographer. "A compelling tale of survival, reinvention, and hope.  Vivid and poignant." - The Boston Globe . "Intense and ambitious.  Exquisitely detailed." - Los Angeles Magazine. "An arresting, heart-wrenching novel. . . . a phenomenal debut." - The San Diego Union Tribune. "Morley is a stunning storyteller." - The Daily Beast. The author was raised a white person in South Africa during apartheid and now lives in Los Angeles.

New York: Pegasus Books, 2020. 336 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.