Patricia Kullberg is a former primary care physician who devoted more than two decades of her career caring for homeless, disabled, undocumented and otherwise marginalized persons in downtown Portland.
She is a life-long resident of Portland where she lives with her husband. Through Write Around Portland she facilitates writing workshops at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for women and also serves as volunteer board operator at KBOO community radio.
She has published a number of award-winning articles on health and medicine. Girl in the River is her first novel.
Girl in the River is a portrait of the intimate lives of women during the most corrupt period in Portland history. It’s an unflinching look at the power dynamics of sex. A glimpse into the work life of a call girl. An improbable love story. The tale of post-war assaults on reproductive rights. And a tribute to two remarkable and remarkably different women who shaped the lives of Portlander