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Literary Corner: Infinite Sum

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Infinite Sum tells the story of one of those “one in four women” who are sexual abuse survivors. Sylvia was introduced in an earlier novel (Divide by Zero), but now she speaks for herself. An artist and mother, struggling to come to terms with why all her pictures come out red and black, she revisits the past and finally learns the answer to “why she let it happen.” She learns as well that forgiving yourself is often the hardest thing to do. It’s also, sometimes, the only way out from an infinite sum of wounded memories.

Infinite Sum is a story of everyday life, scarred by all too common misdeeds, and redeemed by a journey through art. It’s the second of Sheila Deeth’s Mathemafiction collection, and will soon be followed by a third novel, Subtraction. The three novels explore themes of guilt and forgiveness from the point of view of the community, the survivor, and the one who wasn’t there to help.

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Sheila Deeth lives and writes in Beaverton. With the help of many friends, she runs a local writers’ group, the Writers’ Mill, which meets monthly at Cedar Mill library. Sheila enjoys writing, editing, book-formatting, reading and reviewing. She also dabbles in art, loves dogs, and frequents local coffee shops. She studied mathematics at Cambridge University, England, and she’s been writing stories since the day she learned to hold a pencil, hence Mathemafiction.

Infinite Sum and Divide by Zero are both available from Indigo Sea Press, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Category: Beaverton Voice, Community Stories, Literary Corner

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