The islands of an archipelago are isolated above sea level but attached underwater; connected yet separate. archipelago, the debut poetry collection from Laila Malik, traces fragments of family, becoming and unbecoming against the shifting shorelines of loss, multigenerational migration, and (un)belonging.
H&A Christensen have crafted an unforgettable story of stolen identities, where you can trust no one. Complications unfold so rapidly and are put to rest so smoothly that you won’t ever want this book to end. I’m just hoping there will be a sequel.
-Michelle Berry, author of the thriller Everything Turns Away
Grieving Museum curator Margaret returns to her childhood home to leave behind her sister Shirley’s ashes and attend the final reading of her will. Unbeknownst to Margaret, Shirley has left her eight million dollars and a letter asking Margaret to return to its former glory an abandoned railway line–a fanciful notion, everyone tells her, with no real legal binding.