Sandra Shwayder Sanchez
Sandra Shwayder Sanchez earned a BA in Behavioral Sciences at University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor degree from Denver University Law School. Her law practice involved the representation of indigent clients in the Denver criminal, family and mental health courts. In the early seventies she built a house and farmed in rural West Virginia. She now lives in a small mountain town in Colorado with her husband Ed Sanchez. The short stories and novellas of Sandra Shwayder Sanchez have appeared in The Long Story, Zone 3, The Healing Muse, Storyglossia, The Dublin Quarterly, and Cantaraville. Her first novel, The Nun, was published in 1992 by Plain ViewPress, and a new novel, The Secret of a Long Journey, a novel about the secret identity of generations from the Inquisition to New Mexico and told in magical realist style will be forthcoming this year from Floricanto Press.
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In The Last Long Walk of Noah Brown, a young man leaves his home in Annapolis in 1965. A complete innocent, he trusts the people he encounters. The King and the Clockmaker deals with the genesis of evil and the nature of time. In The Vast Darkness, a young woman student of anthropology reflects upon the influence of isolated mountain living upon her neighbors.
A Mile in These Shoes
These nine stories describe people who live on the margins of society, people who are often oppressed and always ignored. These stories give them voice and let the reader into their worlds on the edge.
From the strangling of a midwife perceived to be a witch in Scotland in the 1880s to thwarted love and the tragedy of incest in West Virginia during the depression thence to Denver on the eve of the sixties, accurate history is enhanced by elements of magical realism in this tale of five generations that is as ancient as the Greek tragedies and as modern as the daily news.
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