by Richard Widerkehr
A Northwest geologist falls in love with, then makes love to, a fictional character.
“Witty, hilarious, moving – a wild romp through the luminous landscape of the Pacific Northwest where mountains appear to float in air and the line between reality and fiction blurs. An original first novel that made me think of Nabokov on speed.”
– Mary Elsie Robertson, author of What I Have to Tell You
“Audacious and irresistible, Sedimental Journey is truly a trip. Widerkehr has conjured enormously appealing characters from off-the-wall Alton to scratchy-voiced Eloise. Setting [his tale] in a small town with a university geology department as a backdrop, Widerkehr deftly exposes the hidden layers of his characters’ lives. A quirky novel the reader will not soon forget.”
– Margot Rowe, author of Facade
Tarragon Books, ISBN 0-9724986-0-5
Trade paperback, $10
Richard Widerkehr was born in New York City and received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, where he won two Hopwood Awards for Poetry. He received his M.A. from Columbia University. His poems and stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines, and have won prizes from the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference and the Leslie Hunt Award at Western Washington University. His poetry collection, Disappearances, was published by Radiolarian press in 1996.
Richard has lived in Bellingham, Washington, since 1978, working as a counselor and case manager at mental health clinics.