Alan Lindsay, a sometimes-reluctant product of Holly Perkins's New England, lives and works in the New Hampshire woods, where he also writes and teaches. He received an MA in fiction and writing and a PhD in literature from the University of Notre Dame. Alan Lindsay is the author of Death in the FUNhouse (Peter Land 1995), a study of the works of novelist John Barth, and "Esther's Eggs," the story of a chicken.
When nineteen-year-old Holly Perkins decides, against the wishes of her devout family, to raise her baby on her own, her family retaliates. This young woman from a small New Hampshire town is forced to leave college, to move out of the house, and to return to the job she thought she’d left for good. Alone, unsupported, and overwhelmed, Holly finds herself reassessing her respectable upbringing as she tries to figure out how to live. A. traces Holly’s struggles with the complex array of forces, human and divine, that harry her under the banner of love.